A Perfect Day for Recognition

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I started typing this post earlier in the day and had originally titled it “One and a half” because today is Nora’s 18 month birthday. But then it was brought to my attention that there is an article in our local news paper today about Nora’s wonderful surgeon Dr. Crooms recognizing him for his technique and skills in microsurgery. (Click here to read the article) What a perfect article to appear in the paper on Nora’s special day! Anyone who knows us personally or who reads Nora’s blog regularly knows that I can’t mention Dr. Crooms’ name without acknowledging him as the wonderful surgeon and amazing human being who saved Nora’s life. He is a very caring man who has preformed many amazing surgeries but holds not one strand of ego.

Statistically Nora had less than a 1% chance of survival with the overwhelming amount of dead small intestine that had to be removed due to midgut volvulus (kink in the intestine). The volvulus occurred in all three sections of her small intestine and only a total of 4.5cm was able to be saved. If Nora had not been in such critical condition they would have Life Flighted her down to Shands Pediatric GI in Gainesville for the surgery. Thankfully Dr. Crooms was on call the day Nora was born and now here she is 18 months later…..healthy, happy and spreading the Nora love. :) Dr. Crooms wrote in his OR report that he didn’t think that Nora had a chance of survival either way but did the surgery anyways to give her family a chance to have some time with her. Thank you Dr. Crooms for thinking with your heart and knowing that miracles do happen.

Well Nora decided to stay up and party very late on her birthday so I will need to finish writing the update on our big girl tomorrow but I didn’t want the day to slip by without posting our gratitude to Dr. Crooms. But with that said, my intentions to keep Nora’s blog updated are good but often late so just in case…..she’s doing great. :)

2 Responses to “A Perfect Day for Recognition”

  1. Yuko Says:

    Happy one-and-a-half birthday, Nora!

  2. Aunt Jenn Says:

    Happy 1 1/2 Day to the sweetest niece on the planet! And thank you again to Dr. Crooms for not giving up on a very precious patient 18 months ago!



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