Sunday, January 26, 2014

Day 8 In Boston - LESS THAN 24 HOURS

Tomorrow is the day…

India and I have to be at Harvard Boston Children's Hospital tomorrow at 5:00 am Monday morning; in almost 24 hours.

India has no hip sockets and her femurs are a disaster.  She will be receiving a partial McHale procedure with hip shunts. This will get rid of her arthritic hips. It's an intense and dangerous surgery.

India has had a low dose radiation treatment last week and will again tomorrow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to help eliminate unwanted bone growth post surgery. 

India's surgery will take up to 8 hours. To reduce surgery time because of her medically fragile state, 2 surgeons will be operating; one on each hip. 

The Physicians will be utilizing a process called "Cell Saver" where they recycle India's blood that she loses to reduce risk to my child. 

Post surgery, India will be in skeletal traction for 2 weeks. She will then be sent to a rehab hospital here in Boston for several more weeks.

India is scared and so am I. She keeps asking if she can go to school Monday to see her boyfriend Daniel.

We still need help…