Defibrillator Implanted

It was a busy day today.  In the morning, Taylor had speech, physical, and occupational therapies.  Shortly before noon, we put on her “life vest” and Taylor took a 30 minute ride to University of Colorado Hospital where she was admitted for her defibrillator procedure.  After getting an I.V. placed in her arm (which took 3 different people before they could get it) and speaking with the cardiologist, surgeon, and anesthesiologist, Taylor was taken into surgery around 4pm.  The procedure itself lasted about 2 hours, but Taylor was not taken back to her room until around 9pm because of the pre-op and post-op procedures.  The doctor who performed the procedure said that everything went as planned and that there were no complications.  When Taylor came back, she seemed a little groggy and rightfully complained of some pain at the site, but otherwise, seemed fine.  She said she was hungry (she was not allowed to eat past 6am this morning) but did not eat more than a few bites of noodles before feeling nauseated.  After that, I put on some soft music for her and she went right to sleep.  We will be staying at University Hospital over the weekend and returning to Craig Hospital on Monday, when she will resume her rehabilitative therapy.

 

8 thoughts on “Defibrillator Implanted

  1. Kit, so glad Taylor’s procedure went well. Thinking of you, looking forward to you’re being back in LA and getting to meet your powerhouse of a daughter! I have shared Taylor’s story and remarkable journey with several people, and she is doing wonders for a few people she doesn’t even know by being such an inspiration. Wishing her a speedy recovery with this latest positive step!

  2. Go Taylor! I hope you have a swift recovery! Keep up the great work you are so strong and such a trooper. I am happy to hear that you will be returning to the best coast soon. LA is missing your effortless swag. Love and miss you, sending you the best wishes from Santa Barbara!

  3. Love those lifesaving defibrillators!

    Taylor, if you like audiobooks I recommend listening to “The Help”. The performance is wonderful. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and my choices might be different from yours due to a 40 year age difference, but I think a good performance makes a book worth a listen. I listen to books narrated by old British guys when I want to fall asleep quickly!

    • Hi Abby, I read the book, “The Help,” and agree that Taylor would enjoy the story. Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. I’m glad to know you are on the other side of this surgery. Rest up, Taylor and Kit!

  5. Kit, I’m exhausted just reading about Taylor’s surgery! I’m glad it went smoothly and hope Taylor isn’t in too much pain as she recovers and as she gears up to go home to Los Angeles in a couple of weeks.

  6. I hope Taylor has a quick recovery from this surgery. Any surgery takes some time to heal from. Hopefully this will quick and smooth!