As all of you know, we came into MSK this morning with the expectation to undergo a lengthy and complicated open-lung surgery to correct the issue that has been making Sophie sick. Sophie went into the operating room at 7:45am as scheduled. But at 10:15 this morning, significantly earlier than we anticipated, the operating room called to let us know that the surgeon wanted to speak with us.
After 15 minutes of anxious waiting, we got the most amazing news. Dr. La Quaglia entered the room and told us that he would no longer proceed with the scheduled surgery! Sophie’s lung looked completely different than it had looked even just last week. He was able to go in with just a bronchoscopy to open up her airways even though he’d been unable to do this during her last procedure. He concluded that it was best to forgo the surgery and instead attempt a longer, less invasive, series of procedures which over time could hopefully achieve the same successful result.
And the new plan is that we get to go home tomorrow!
This was truly the most unexpected, amazing news we could have received. Even our doctor, a careful, calculated and spiritual man could not explain this incredible change, except by agreeing with our assessment of our own mini “Channukah miracle”. With over 30 years of surgical experience, he was again surprised by our “tough cookie” Sophie.
Thank you so much to everyone who prayed, did good deeds and just sent good vibes to us today; honestly we don’t have an answer either for why this occurred, but know that all of the positive things done in Sophie’s merit helped us get to this amazing moment in time, and we hope to only share positive updates in the future.