Friday, March 19, 2010

Gwen is now in surgery

Last night we both got to hold for a while. It was wonderful.

We got a tiny bit of sleep and left our room at 5:45 to spend time with her before we walked with her down to the operation room door. For some reason they were late starting - so we were with her as the sun rose and peaked in on her and we were there until 7:45ish when they were ready.

They wheeled her into the room - our sweet little baby... Myers and I went up the elevator to meet with Dr. Spray.

Today we will find out if her white blood cells showed up. In the meantime, during surgery, they will take some of her bone marrow and try to figure out what's going on if the white cells still seem to be in hiding.

Today Dr. Spray is going to do everything he can to make her native valve be usable. [Laura got interrupted with this and is now resting... I'll just post this as is - myers]


  1. Thanks for the update. I have been praying all morning for Gwen's body and immune system to be strong and for the surgeons to be given ideal conditions, clear minds, and steady hands. I'm also praying for all the rest of you in Philadelphia. I hope that you are all celebrating a flawless operation and a quickly recuperating baby girl at the end of the day!


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