Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Possible Chest Closure
Well, we found out just a little while ago that the surgeons are going to attempt to close Katherine's chest today. In fact, they have already put the equipment in her room and are fixing to begin as I type. The chest closure will be a bedside procedure, so all of the doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical personnel came to her. Before they actually close her, they will squeeze her chest back together as a kind of test to see if her heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen sats, etc. stay stable. This will determine whether they are actually able to close her today or not. If her numbers go wonky, then they will try again later. If it works, we expect the procedure to take about 1-1.5 hours. We are praying for a safe procedure regardless of how it ends up. The Lord will let the surgeons close her chest when He knows she is ready. We will post again when we find out for sure how it goes today.