After 4 hours of surgery, Raul came out doing well. The surgeon said everything went just as planned and he did excellent and had no complications. When I saw Raul in the Recovery Room is was in a lot of pain and felt very sick to his stomach. He was given plenty of medication and has a morphin push button for more pain relief.
Avery was in surgery for over 7 long hours. They put in a main central line and the first one didn't work, the second slipped out of place so they had to place it in a third time and it finally work. The central line is for medication and to draw blood so they do not have to keep poking her.
Once they had Raul's kidney inside Avery, they had to keep repositioning it because it wasn't staying pink, it was turning purple. The surgeons were concerned and had an ultrasound and another scan to check to blood flow. They kidney is working and has good blood flow. However, the new kidney is not producing urine like expected. They say that sometimes the new kidney is in shock from leaving the donor. The kidney was use to Raul's bigger body and higher blood pressure. It is prayed upon, hoped for and expected to start functioning properly. It can take several days, weeks, months or may never work. So we are praying and hoping that God will make this work for Avery.
Avery is in PICU and she is very uncomfortable and in a lot of pain. She is running a high fever and her potassium is too high. She also had to have another blood transfusion (she had one while in surgery) She is being treated properly for this and under constant blood work and doctor supervision. PLEASE say a prayer!
Raul is doing VERY well. He has mainly been out of it all day but is speaking more to me this evening. He is in minor pain and discomfort. He is still feeling a little sick but is also being treated with medication.
Thanks again for the prayers and concern for our family. This is very hard for me right now but I have faith in our Great God Above!!!!
The Ramirez family sent this message which is very inspirational:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6