Friday 19 December 2008

Update on 20 Dec

Hi again from Laurie

Since last week, Annie has had 2 more operations to clean her wound and take more dead bits off the pancreas. She has a special dressing called a vac dressing that remains open and this has to be changed in theatre. Yesterday she had a tracheotomy which went well. Her breathing no longer needs to be fully supported so that is an improvement. Now the doctors are in a position to slowly wean her off both ventilation and sedation, but it is a balancing act because she cannot tell them if she is in pain at this point. The doctors have repeated several times that she is stable, not deteriorating, and that it is just a long, slow process.

Meanwhile, Danni and Skye are both well and happy.