Unfortunately Lilian required a full operation to remove the old tube. This means the extremely risky general anaesthesia (GA). Thankfully Lilian has never had serious problems with GA in the past. She's very difficult to manage whilst under GA but her doctors have taken meticulous notes that we have copied for future reference. We pulled out the bunch of notes and handed them to her anaesthetist who was extremely surprised but equally thankful as they now had some key information that would make a big difference to how they dealt with Lilian.
All in all the operation took less than an hour and went very well. Lilian was managed successfully by her team and they only had a few problems with breathing that were soon overcome. Lilian woke up in her now typical grumpy mood and just wanted cuddles with Daddy. She stayed on the ward overnight and was soon sent home.
|Lilian recovering from the operation|
|Lilian's notes for Kings Hospital for 2013 only (she has a lot of shelf space in medical records)|