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Cameron's open heart surgery

It is the day that Cameron’s family has been anticipating and dreading at the same time. Here is their first communication with me. We will keep you posted as to her progress.

Here's our first e-mail from her parents.

Hi Julie!

Cameron's surgery went well !! Whew! Glad that’s over with! Now the hard work begins for Cameron.

Cameron went in for surgery at 2:40 pm yesterday afternoon. The anesthesiologist told us it would be about 4 to 5 hours We got ready for a long afternoon.

At 5:10 the nurse came in and told us they were taking Cameron off the heart-lung machine and would be bringing her down to ICU in about 15-30 minutes. Everything went great!!

We saw Cameron as they were bringing her into ICU. She looked really good (considering she had so many tubes sticking out of her).

She woke up from the anesthesia during the night. The nurse said she was a "wild thing"!! They also had to give her some blood.

The nurse told me "she has the most beautiful blue eyes!" But I already knew that. When saw her this morning the nurse told us they would be trying to remove the respirator, (aka "extubate" tubes from her) this afternoon.

Other than that we feeling pretty good because Cameron's doing great, we're not sure when we'll be coming home yet.

This will probably be my only e-mail I send out down here. It's a little more difficult than I thought it would be. Also, we're staying at the Ronald McDonald House. What a wonderful place!!

Thank you everyone for your prayers. They were/are very much appreciated!!

For those of you with kids... please give them a big hug and kiss tonight when you tuck them into bed and thank God for their good health. It truly is a blessing.

Thanks to all of you!!

Tony, Becky & Cameron

For more information

National Down Syndrome Congress
1605 Chantilly Drive, Ste 250
Atalanta GA 30324-3269
(800) 323-NDSC
(404)633-1555
Fax (404) 633-2817
e mail: ndsc@charitiesusa.com

Canadian Down Syndrome Society
811 14th Street, NW
Calgary, AB Canada T2N 2A4
(403)270-8500
Fax (403) 270-8291

Babies with Down Syndrome -- A New Parents' Guide, Second Edition
from The Special Needs Collection , Edited by Karen Stray-Gundersen, Woodbine House
Available at most bookstores, ISBN 0-933149-64-6

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