We had anticipated that this would be the most likely outcome of the meeting but it’s still a bit of a shock to the system. We’ve gone from expecting to be another year away from surgery to being a few weeks away. Although we know that it has to happen at some stage, we’re still very scared and anxious.
The last couple of years have seen big changes for us with regards to key professionals involved in Jessica’s care. The surgeon who carried out Jessica’s previous surgeries is now working in America and our lovely consultant at Oxford, Dr Archer, retired at the end of 2015. Although we know that the team in Southampton is excellent and Jessica will be in very good hands, it does make it a little more scary for us to be doing this all over again with a new team of doctors.
I will update again when we know more. If you could keep Jessica in your prayers, it would be very much appreciated.