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Carlos Alberto
05-24-2013, 09:02 AM

My daughter's surgery is starting now with doctor Asghar at Miami Children Hospital. Please keep us in you prayers.


05-24-2013, 10:49 AM
Good luck Carlos to you and your family!

05-24-2013, 01:10 PM
I PROMISE she will be fine! Dr Asghar is a phenomenal surgeon! Please update us on how it goes.

By tomorrow she will be walking. By monday he will be basically back to normal if that helps ease your mind. Wait until Monday or Tuesday, clowns will come and visit her and will make you and Lia smile! This is a scary experience but trust me in the end it will be all worth it!

05-24-2013, 01:43 PM
Prayers going out for you and your family.


05-24-2013, 05:36 PM
My thoughts are with you and your daughter.


05-24-2013, 09:13 PM
Thinking of your daughter tonight, hoping for a swift recovery. Kids seem to grow quick and heal quick.

05-25-2013, 04:27 PM
good luck carlos

Carlos Alberto
05-25-2013, 04:36 PM

The surgery last more than 8 hours. She is now at ICU with every vital sign ok.

god bless you

05-25-2013, 04:55 PM
Such good news Carlos!

Now the recovery.

Thank you for posting.

05-25-2013, 05:31 PM
Good to hear. Let us know how she goes through recovery. This is such vital information for parents contemplating this surgery for their kids. Wishing you and Lia the very best for the coming days and weeks.

05-25-2013, 06:07 PM
Hi Carlos,

Your beautiful Lia is in my thoughts ... glad that surgery went well. I know she is in the very best of hands with Dr Asghar! Please let us know how she is doing.

05-26-2013, 07:28 AM
I'm so happy to hear the surgery is over and went well!!!

Please keep us posted when you can. We are all thinking of you.

Carlos Alberto
05-26-2013, 09:26 AM

Lia is in day 2 pos op. Dr Asghar came this morning and told us she is doing well. She left ICU last night and continues with IV morphine, tylenol, and antibiotics.

She will start walking tomorrow.

Keep her in you prayers.

God bless you

05-26-2013, 11:46 AM
Such great news! She sounds like such a wonderful child, Carlos. And you and your wife did a great job finding the right surgeon!

05-26-2013, 12:46 PM
I am so glad that things are working out for your daughter


05-26-2013, 04:19 PM
Oh my god, what a long surgery!! I'm super super happy that she's okay. Your daughter is in my thoughts. Please keep us updated! We are all thinking about Lia!

Carlos Alberto
05-31-2013, 01:26 PM
Hi, we're at home right now. Lia still has a lot of pain but she is walking better and longer distances. She is only taking percocet by oral way. She is sad and feels confused, we're wondering if this medication causes this sensations. After she woke up from anesthesia and morfine, we were scared to death. She began to talk nonses and in one moment she said that was blind, but the nurse show her that she was able to see.

This situation is really hard, we still being worried, even though Lia is been achieving her milestones, you know: wake up form ansthesia, move her limbs, stand, walk, and so on.

We have a last step to get our minds and souls relieved which is avoid and infection on her surgery.

This has been really hard please keep us in your prayers.

In the next weeks I will write a summary of Lia's surgery including details and recommedations. I know this is so important for parents. I met a lot of doctors in Cuba, Mexico, Tampa, Miami and Philadelphia. I started reading this forum in 2005 when I lived in Havana and this has been a great help.

After fininshing my essay I expected no to talk about this in a long time.

God bless you all


05-31-2013, 02:06 PM
Dear Carlos-- what a time you and your family have been through. Thank you for posting the picture of your precious Lia-- she is beautiful. It must feel so good to be home again. She will feel better soon. I will pray for her recovery-- and for all of you as you "let go" of that stress that has had you in its grasp for so long. May the Lord bless Lia, you and your family during this recovery time.

05-31-2013, 02:17 PM
hi Carlos
anesthesia can cause depression, per medical doctors...
some on this forum have discussed it...
you might be able to find posts about it if you go to "advanced search"
at the top of the page and type the subject in...

i hope your daughter feels better every day....
she looks very sweet in the picture...


05-31-2013, 02:34 PM
Hi Carlos,

I will keep you all in my prayers, and hope that her recovery is quick. She is an adorable young thing! Thank you for sharing and being willing to detail your experience, it will be a blessing to so many, including myself.


05-31-2013, 04:31 PM
Carlos your daughter is beautiful! May your daughter have a nice and quick recovery! I'll keep her in my prayers. With time she will get better. Time heals everything :) after my surgery I also took percocet. Man that medicine gave me some weird dreams. I would wake up cover in sweat for the first weeks, but then i took less and less and I stopped taking it completely two weeks later. My teacher said the same thing: that he took the medicine and he said he got some "funky" dreams (whatever that means).

I looked up the side effects for percocet. Here they are:


Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking acetaminophen / oxycodone: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
feeling light-headed, fainting;
confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
seizure (convulsions);
problems with urination; or
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects include:

feeling dizzy or drowsy;
mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation;
blurred vision; or
dry mouth.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.