Talking to Dr. E.

Olive did well. They did a craniotomy and a laminectomy of the C-1. They did not have to cut the Dura, thank God. They were able to restore her flow on the right side, the left side needed more convincing. So we watch her for the next couple of months and protect her neck. This may mean she needs additional surgeries in the future. About 10 percent of people who do bone only decompression will have to do a more aggressive surgery. For today though, it looks like we got away with a less invasive procedure. I’m so thankful for Seattle Children’s Hospital and all the staff here.

Olive is awake now at 1:52 Seattle time. She’s been in a lot of pain, but has been asking for lots of food. So that is a very good sign!

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