Heidi’s Surgery Pictures

Here are the pictures from my Mother’s Surgery.

1. Heidi is ready for the surgery to begin.
01_Pre_Surgery

2. Going under the anesthesia.
02_Going_Under

3. And she is out.
03_Under

4.  Look at all the equipment that will be required to work on Heidi?!
04_Nurse_with_Surgical_Instruments

5. Open Abdomen, first showing a severely cirrhotic liver.
05_Cavity_Open_Cirrhotic_Liver_1

6.  From another Angle.  Very Cirrhotic Liver, still attached and “functioning.”
06_Cavity_Open_Cirrhotic_Liver_2

7.  A healthy donor Liver section.  Looks quite different does it not?
07_Parms_Left_Lobe_1

8. This portion of Parm’s liver will become Heidi’s full Liver very soon.
08_Parms_Left_Lobe_2

9. Cirrhotic Liver fully removed.  Notice how different it looks to the liver above.
09_Diseased_Liver_removed_1

10.  Another angle, same diseased liver.
10_Diseased_Liver_removed_2

11.  Different side of the same Diseased liver.
11_Diseased_Liver_removed_3

12.  One final angle of the diseased Liver.
12_Diseased_Liver_removed_4

This was all that we got from my mother’s surgery, but as you can see, the old liver needed to be removed, and she received a perfectly healthy, wonderfully large, clean, and functioning liver from Parm.

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3 thoughts on “Heidi’s Surgery Pictures

  1. Wow!!! Modern medicine is incredible. And I’m so glad both of you came through with minimal fallout. 🙂

  2. Thought and prayed for both of you while away in Europe. I am so very happy that your recoveries are progressing well. Hope to visit with you this week. (Couldn’t access the blog on my phone).

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