Elizabeth did great today!
We did have a surprise half way through the surgery. The doctor called down to the waiting room to tell us that Elizabeth had choanal atresia in both sides. Total surprise to us and the doctors. We all assumed that since her feeding tube slipped through, the nasal passage must be opened on that side. The doctor told us that the feeding tube must have pushed through the floor of her nasal passage through the soft membrane. The good news is that this answers a lot of questions about her need for oxygen. We are very optimistic that she will no longer need oxygen after this. This will also lead to better feedings. Imagine trying to breathe with both nasal passages closed and a bottle in your mouth. She is a fighter!
We continue to be amazed by all of the love, prayers and support from all of you!!! Don’t know what else to say, your prayers keep getting answered. Thank you and praise God!
We posted some pictures of the before and after so you could see how blocked it was before and how good things are looking now.
Gallery: Elizabeth getting ready for surgery, Stacy holding Elizabeth after surgery, Elizabeth sleeping after surgery, Ellen waving goodbye to sister before surgery, left nasal passage before (top) and after (bottom), right nasal passage before (top) and after (bottom)