Archive for February 22nd, 2002

Planning Grace’s Surgery

We took Grace up to Sydney to meet with her cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Nunn, today.

Dr. Nunn explained the details of Grace’s upcoming surgery to us. Basically, he will be sewing a patch into the hole between the top two heart chambers and sewing the hole between the bottom two chambers closed. He has done this operation over 200 times in the last 15 years, and will have done it at least 5 times this year by the time he gets to Grace. It’s good to know he’s well-practised!

Grace has been booked in for surgery on the 21st of March. Dr. Nunn expects the surgery to last around 4 hours. Grace will likely remain in intensive care for 2 or 3 days, and if all goes well will be home 10 days after the surgery.

February 22nd, 2002


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