Please join us in praying for a successful surgery and recovery. The surgery should last for about an hour and her recovery will be similar to the recovery from her last surgery. She will have to be intubated and start from scratch on weaning her off of the ventilator and gradually increasing her feedings. She will be sedated for a couple of days as well.
Today, Suzie experienced her first attempt at bottle feeding! The therapist was very pleased with how she did. She is good at rooting and sucking, but needs to get the breathing, sucking, swallowing thing down better. She ate 12 ccs from the bottle and was fed the rest of her feeding through her tube. They will begin to work with her again after her surgery.