Monday, February 28, 2011

post-surgery update

Hi Friends!

Evie's "bilateral percutaneous tendon lengthening" went off without a hitch!!! We requested that anesthesia try a "laryngeal mask" before intubating her since intubation causes a lot of airway irritation, and it all went great. In summary: We arrived at 11:30, they took us back to pre-op around 12:15, took Evie back to the room around 1:05pm, and were completely finished around 1:50!! It's amazing how smoothly things go when we give God control isn't it!?
Evie was only upset for a short time in pre-op because she was starving, but the nurses said she was smiling and even giggling when they were giving her gas to put her to sleep before they put in her IV (: What a rockstar patient she is (: Here are some pics from my phone from the day:

in pre-op... mom! i'm starving!

home! still sleepy from anesthesia

just waking up from a 2 hour nap, checking out those new legs...

success! you can see how her feet are flexed instead of pointed!
I need to give a shout-out to my friend Amy, her daughter Lydia has a completely different "disease" than Eve, but similar treatments. It has been so great to bounce ideas off of and encourage each other... Lydia had this surgery months ago... and even went crawling after a brownie a few days ago! I think these girls are destined to be friends for life (:


  1. She looks good Lindsey! So glad everything went so well for all of you. Woo-Hooooo!

  2. That is so totally great! I'm glad everything went so well! :)

  3. I agree! She looks great, Lindsey! It's a perfect time to paint her toes b/c she can't move them. :)