Well they were right on time. Kathryn was taken to surgery at 11am and was back in her room before 12:30. The doctor was very pleased. He said it went well and that he didn’t have to cut the thyroid. He was able to just move the thyroid over while he placed the tube in. The tube went in easily. He also said the vocal chords looked a swollen. They did go through a great deal of trauma so this is to be expected. Also may mean they are not damaged.
She has been awake in and out. She has been writing to us. The staff seem to be amazed at how well she writes with her left hand (non-dominant) while sedated. They just don’t know how determined this girl can be. Kathryn is calm and comfortable. In a couple of days she will be well healed.
Never thought I would be happy to have my daughter get a tracheotomy. I am so we will be able to hug, cuddle, kiss and talk. Hopefully she will be able to enjoy food too. Time will tell.