Sorry I have not been able to update, there has been A LOT going on.
I posted a couple days ago they were having complications with the artery. They finally got done with her surgery at 12:45am on Saturday morning. She was in surgery for almost 16 hours. The Dr. came into Kelly’s room where we’d all been gathered and spoke to us. He was pretty upset. Because of the artery problem, they called in Plastic Surgeons and they spent HOURS trying to make this artery in the liver, work for her. The Doctor told me that they started sewing the liver together around 2:00pm and he said from from then until they closed her up is how long they were dealing/messing with the artery. He said that the artery inside the liver wasn’t getting enough blood through it and it kept shutting down. They put a doppler inside the artery with a probe from it coming out of her, that would tell them how well the flow was thru the artery. Unfortunately about 5:30 Saturday morning the flow had stopped. The liver has to be getting blood from the artery. The solution to this problem is to now put her on the list for a new liver…..from a cadaver. Some of the rules according to UNOS (I believe) are: she has to remain in ICU, her INR needed to be above 2.5 and her was 2.9 at the end of the night and it has to be 24 hrs post surgery before she could be added to the list. So they had to wait till 12:46am and take all the blood results. She meets all of those, so the wait is now on for a new liver.
I let her sleep until about 11am today and kept coming to check on her and she was asleep. Then I walked in and she was out of the bed and sitting in a chair and eating normal food. (WOW!!! I was like what the heck is she doing). She is doing amazing and moving around.
Please continue to pray for her, her sister and family. Pray for a liver to show up and be amazing. The doctors are making sure they get an awesome liver and they said they are going to be very picky with it. She is a great blood type and now that she is top priority she is number 1 on the list in this region (California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Mexico).
Thanks for all the prayers and all the comment! I will update again soon.