Topic: Daughter's thyroidectomy
hello cc family,
Let me lead off with ...everything is fine now.
My daughter Megan had a lobectomy on her thyroid on Monday and had two serious complications after what should have been a routine surgery. First she had an arterial rupture and bled into her neck which required them to reopen her incision in the hospital room to allow blood to drain and then they rushed her to the OR for another surgery where they found and cauterized the bleeding vessels. Then when they took her to the recovery room she stopped breathing. Her vocal cords had closed shut and her lungs had taken on fluid, so they put a breathing tube down her throat and she went on a ventilator. She was on that overnight and then they removed it yesterday morning.
She came home this morning and is doing very very well. It was just a really scary thing for all of us to go thru. Apparently this kind of bleed happens in less than 1% of all surgeries of this kind. go figure.
Good news is that the nodule they removed was benign and mostly fluid filled and she should recover fully (with a bit of a neck scar).
Thanx for listening my cc family!
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