This is Coleman (Kortni’s Fiance). I am going to try to do the best I can at this as I am not good at writing. There will be a lot of misspelled words and run-on sentences :).
So we started at 6:00am getting ready and they wheeled Kelly downstairs first, then Kortni. We were in the Pre-Op room. Kelly already had her IV in from the night before, then it was Kortni’s turn for an IV. It took about 45min-1Hour to finally get her IV in and started. They probably poked her a total of 10-12 times in her right hands, right arm, left hand and then finally got it in on the left arm. By this time Kelly had been pushed into the O.R and then they wheeled Kortni off. So Kelly went to surgery around 8:00am and Kortni around 8:45am-9:00am
We heard back a couple time that both the girl were doing great. We heard when they were taking Kelly’s liver and when they were inserting Kelly’s liver into Kortni. Then Kelly was done and Dr. Asher came into our room and told us she was doing great but that the liver portion they cut turned out to be smaller than they thought. They wanted/was expecting 400 but the liver was 300 (I have no clue what this means..possibly grams). Kelly was down in recovery from 1:30 til 4pm.
Kelly showed up in the room around 4pm with a smile on her face and totally being “Kelly” (it was AWESOME to see). Then we heard that Kortni was doing great and having the liver sew’d in. Then we got the news that Kelly’s liver had 2 arteries when they usually only have 1, which I guess is a big complication. 4:00pm-5:00pm. So they called in some Plastic surgeons to do the very tedious and intricate vessel work they’re experts at. Around 9pm a nurse came back in and told us Kortni is doing good and the surgeons are still working on the arteries and that it could take longer 2-6 hours. My sister is a O.R surgical tech and she said to also be aware that it could also take an hour to 3 more hours for stitching and stapling everything up. It is now 10:24pm and we still haven’t heard anything the last we heard was around 9:00pm.
Thank You for all the prayers. I will try to keep updating as I can. Kortni is SO AMAZING and SO STRONG and I am glad she has no clue any of this is going on and probably won’t even know she’s been in surgery over 13+ hours.