Callie has had a lot going on since Sunday morning. Will and I received a phone call around 6am Sunday morning to head to the ICU ASAP. Callie around 4am had started to pour blood out of 1 of her chest tubes and out of her incision. She was taken back to the OR where Dr. Hanely did emergency surgery. A long story short, Callie's chest tube ripped her Aorta!!! From what I was told, it is a very freak accident. But, I believe the chest tube made its way up there near the aorta due to all the movement she was doing when they couldn't get her sedated. So, she was stablized and brought back to the ICU. Dr. Hanley stitched the tear and all was well.
Our nightmare occured again later Sunday night at 930pm. The same thing occured she started bleeding out, she was opened up bedside by Dr. Hanley where he explored the problem. It was then discovered she had another tear in her aorta! He believes from all of her surgeries, scar tissue and then the chest tube incident it weakend the aorta tissue and thinned it out. So, instead of stitching this tear, he put a patch over her aorta to prevent this from happening again!
As of right now they have her paralyzed as a percaution to make sure no more bleeding occurs. As soon as they know that patch is set, then they will allow her to start moving again! She is having a few issues with her blood pressure, so she has 2 meds controlling that. Overall, things as far as meds and such have not change since my last post.
This has been the hardest and scariest past couple of days I have ever been through in my life and I feel so helpless.
Please say a prayer for Callie, that the Lord will heal her and there will be no repercussions from all the tramua her little body has had to endure.
Thank you Lord for being with our little girl through all of this and blessing us with such an amazing surgeon! We love you Dr. Hanley!