Post Surgery Update

posted by Melody

Simone’s surgery was yesterday 5/21. Came through the surgery pretty well but started bleeding a lot from her chest tube upon entering ICU. Got that under control and she was stable until the middle of the night when her blood pressure dropped, heart rate went way up, became feverish(temp of 103) and she started having trouble with her mixedvenous gasses. She gained about 2 lbs with swelling. Seems to be stabilizing a bit again now, but it’s unlikely she’ll come off the breathing tube today as we’d hoped. They did take her off the paralytic, so she’s moving now and opening her eyes a little. The movement should help with her blood pressure.  Will try to keep folks updated,but it’s difficult to get away from her room and Facebook is blocked at the hospital. Setting up a Caring Bridge web site andwill probably post the url for that later.

Our experience at Riley has been wonderful, though. ICU nurses arranged for a Ronald McDonald room for us right in the hospital.We had planned to sleep in the lounge. Hoping to get another one for tonight.



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17 responses to “Post Surgery Update

  1. I know how terrified you probably are. We’re all here with you, waiting with you. ~hugs~

  2. With you in spirit. Sending love and healing to little Simone.

  3. g

    Sending lots of positive thoughts to you and Simone.

  4. Thinking of you, sending lots of love and wishes for a speedy recovery.

  5. been thinking about you and simone… sorry the recovery from the surgery started out so rocky… i hope that the breathing tube can come out soon and that she can get to the business of healing and growing. sending you lots of love and fingers crossed that you get a room again tonight! xo mulberry

  6. So scary. Thinking of you both. Will be checking the Caring Bridge website for updates.

  7. Norma Mattingly

    Melody, you and Simone hang in there,it takes alot of fight and determination to get through this surgery, its rough. ou just be there for her and never give up. we will be praying for you all. Peggy said to let you know she is doing the same.
    We love you both,
    Norma and Deric

  8. Co

    I’m so sorry to hear that things are not going as well as you’d hoped. You and Simone are in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there. Sending you both much love.

  9. giggleblue

    sending you love and you all will be in my thoughts.

  10. Carolyn

    I’ve been thinking of Simone all day yesterday and today. You are all in my thoughts.

  11. jim kemper

    I have been keeping the most positive thoughts and prayers going for you and Simone possible. Babies are fighters and I am sure Simone is one. Love to you both and the prayers will not stop.


  13. Butch & Peggy Love

    Melody & Simone our love & prays our with you GOD confort you & give you strength for your days ahead as baby simone recovers from her sugery

  14. Thinking of your family and sending lots of prayers.

  15. Amy

    thinking of you both and sending lots of strength and warm wishes for her speedy recovery!

  16. docgrumbles

    Thinking of you and Simone.

  17. jay

    sending lots of love to you both too xxxx

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