|Posted by littlelauren on April 2, 2012 at 7:10 PM|
Back on March 2nd 2012, Lauren had a very major surgery to fix her leaking pancreatic duct and resulting cyst (caused by her tumor surgery in Nov 2011). This surgery provided an alternate path for cyst to drain into her duodenum like it would for a normal person. She also had her gallbladder and appendix removed. We are happy to say that as of today, that surgery appears to be a sucess. Lauren is now able to eat and drink normally (she went 4 months without being able to eat or drink). This would not have been possible if it werent for the hard work, dedication, expertise and many other things of her wonderful surgeon, Chris Weldon. We can't say enough good things about him.
On April 6th, 2012, Lauren was discharged from Childrens Hospital Boston. She spent the weekend locally in Boston with her family and was able to visit an aquarium and musem. This was a huge step.Lauren had been hospitalized all but 3 days since Nov 21, 2011.
On April 9th, after follow-ups at the hospital, lauren was allowed to leave Boston for home. She has been home for several weeks now and has recovered well. She is even back at school now. We think back as to how much of a fighter Lauren is and it is amazing. Here is a little girl who had a huge, intense surgery March 2nd, went downhill the day after surgery (she was at risk of dying) and yet 5 weeks later she is walking out the door of the hospital. Thats just amazing.
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