Out Of Surgery
Ana is out of surgery! Dr. Kato said she did very well but this next week will be critical in getting her past danger from certain complications. She will be in the ICU soon. I’m not exactly sure where she is right now – some intermediary place between the O.R. and I.C.U. They’ll call us back when they have her all set up.
She gets her own dedicated nurse in I.C.U. and I pretty much need to stay out of hr way. I will just be there with Ana when she wakes up which might not be for about 24 hours.
Dr. Kato said it doesnt appear that the tumor spread. The preliminary pathology came back negative. The tumor originated from within the portal vein in the liver and did not extend outward to the main portal vein. This is good. It’s why it didn’t spread to more of her abdomen. So there was no clotting in this portion of the vein either, but it was very thin so it had to be replaced with vein from the donor.
They just wheeled her past us! I’ll get to see her soon!