3:40pm Aberdeen has been doing so well post-shunt surgery that we went straight back to the neuro floor - NO PICU! Other than some more gnarly head accessories, it's like nothing ever happened! She had a few X-Rays taken before we came back upstairs, and she will need another CT scan tomorrow. She's already giving us smiles and asking for books and Elmo. So thankful everything went so well!
1:30pm Abby is out of the OR and in the PACU. It sounds like the surgery went very smoothly and she handled anesthesia well. They are going to observe her in the PACU for at least an hour and then decide which unit to move her to, depending on how she's doing.
11:05am They just took Aberdeen back. We anticipate it taking a couple of hours. Had a good chat with Aberdeen's neurosurgeon, Dr. Lam, as well as the cardiac anesthesiologist. They seem very comfortable with this procedure. Abby will probably still have to recover in the PICU, but hopefully this recovery period will be easier on her.
7:15am Aberdeen's surgery is currently considered an add-on case, so we don't have a confirmed start time at this point.