Hope has had a great morning. Grandpa says she was wide awake and "it must be nice not knowing what's ahead." They took Hope down to the OR for her reconnection surgery. The doctors expect this surgery to last around 3 hours. Please pray for the doctors, that they will have skilled hands. Pray for Hope, that she will handle the procedure well and bounce back quickly. And pray for Hope's family as they wait anxiously, knowing that it is out of their hands.
UPDATE***** 2.35pm EST*****
Hope is out of surgery. The doctors said everything went well. They found a small obstruction in her lower bowel which they think may have been the cause of the infections. They pushed that through fine. They also removed her appendix for good measure so she won't have to worry about complications with that later. She is back on the ventilator and will be for a few days but looks like everything went well.