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Skye's VBT Surgery @ Simmerath, Germany - March 12th 2018

Her story prior to surgery is here.  

Now the questions to ask for surgery ?

Oh, the questions that are coming up for our pre-operation consultation - thought I'd jot them down in case I forget. If anyone has any others I need to ask could you please let me know :-).

How long do you expect the surgery to take ?

What vertebrae will you tether ?

Will you do anything in relation to her rib hump ?

Will she have a 'chest tube', what does this mean ?

How many incisions will you make in her side ?

How will you 'close' the incisions ?

What pain meds do you put her on after surgery ?

How long will Skye be in hospital ?

Will she be in Intensive Care due to the lung deflation ?

Will there be any disc releasing, if so what does this mean ?

Do you anticipate any post operation complications ? Anything to watch out for ?

When do you estimate she can go back to school ?

Is it a good idea to have a wheelie bag instead of a back pack for a few months ?

When can she start playing soccer again ?

Can she in the future scuba dive ?

When do you next want to see Skye in person ?

How do I get from Auckland to Wellington after surgery, can Skye fly straight away ?

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