Prayers have always worked wonders for her. She will undergo Bronchoscopy and Trach size resizing tomorrow, September 14 at 11:30 am. She is growing that she needs a little longer trach. She has currently a 3.5 Pedi Bivona Flextend TTS (cuffed) and the new one will be 4.0. When you look at it in x-ray, it is just fairly longer. At the same time, they will do a bronchoscopy on her. Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at your airway through a thin viewing instrument called a bronchoscope. During a bronchoscopy , your doctor will examine your throat, larynx , trachea , and lower airways (Web MD). Dana has had no issues so far aside from her lupmonary hypoplasia (left lung) and this procedure will check if all are still ok.
But still, Dana will be placed under anesthesia. We are praying for her to tolerate the procedure. We pray also that she is stable after the procedure and we pray for good results. It is an outpatient procedure, so we pray that we can go home after.
I assisted patients in Endoscopy back home so I know how it’s done.Now that I work in a Surgical unit taking care of post-op patients, I know each patient recovers differently with the other even if undergoing the same procedure. But knowing such things doesn’t make it easier for me as a mom. So I turn to praying (all the time) to lay my anxiety.
Dana had this before and she did well marvelously. She is strong, much more stronger than her mom and dad. We will be positive and pray for the best for her.
And if it’s not too much to ask, please include her in your prayers or just even you thoughts. My family will be very grateful. May God bless you all for your kindess.