Dr. Fraser-gobbler was wandering around the operating room when a baby turkey was brought through the door. His name was EJ. EJ had congenital heart defects. This means that EJ's heart did not form correctly and that he needed surgery to fix it. Before EJ was born, his mom had a lot of tests to see if EJ's heart could be fixed. Dr. Fraser-gobbler was the best pediatric turkey heart surgeon at Texas Turkey Hospital. He said that EJ's heart would be hard to fix but that he would try. EJ's surgery lasted 9 hours. EJ was put on a special machine called the heart/lung bypass so that Dr. Fraser-gobbler could fix EJ's heart. During EJ's surgery, Dr. Fraser-gobbler got a nurse to call teh waiting room to tell his family how the surgery was going. EJ's family was very nervous but was happy that EJ's heart would soon be fixed. After EJ's surgery, he stayed in a special part of the hospital called the CVICU. The nurses took good care of EJ. His family stayed with him as much as they possibly could. After only 4 1/2 days, EJ got to leave the CVICU and go to a regular room on the 15th floor. After only three days in this room, EJ could leave the hospital. He had to stay in Gobbletown for another week, but then he could come home. I am very happy that Dr. Fraser-gobbler fixed EJ's heart because he is my little brother.
Okay...without me crying like a baby over this sweet story again. I would like to point out that she asked me for some technical terms, explanations, and timeline questions, but she wrote the meat of the story herself. What an amazing, sweet child she is. I am so pleased that she is using this opportunity to tell people about her brother. I can imagine that it is wonderful therapy for her to get it out. I know this blog has done wonders for my mental health. The prophet was so right when he told us to journal. It is a mental health thing.