Thursday, October 18, 2007

Quick update: surgery successful

Rowan had her surgery early this afternoon-- the surgeon was very happy with how it went. They were able to remove the rest of what turned out to be a very large cyst from the floor of her mouth. Thankfully it was very easy for her to differentiate the different tissues and to separate them cleanly.

Right now, Rowan is in the PICU and is sedated and will be until tomorrow morning. Then they'll remove the breathing tube, and assuming she breathes well on her own, she'll be moved to a private room on the pediatric floor. We don't know how long she'll be there, but we'll be able to stay there with her. The length of the stay will depend mostly on how quickly her tongue gets full mobility back allowing her to swallow and feed well.

All in all, we're really excited, and we're not expecting to need any more surgeries. According to the surgeon, the cyst shouldn't recur, and there don't seem to be any other issues to deal with. So after her tongue heals we should have a normal, healthy, big baby girl at home.

Hooray for you and Rowan! Good news - thanks for keeping us updated!
I'm so happy for you all! I can't wait to meet that new baby!
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