AFTER a tense 24 hours three-year-old Katie Lonergan is making a good recovery and all indications suggest that her operation has been a success.
Medics and her family are positive about the operation which took place yesterday at St Louis, Missouri. Her doctor has told Katie’s parents that the operation had gone really well. “This was fantastic news. All the prayers and lighted candles had worked,” her Mum Aisling said.
The youngster from Owning was recovering well and asking her parents for food when they got to see her in the recovery room.
“Katie has been great all evening. She has been asking for food from the start so she ate crackers and water first. Then an icepop and finally I was allowed order food for her since she had tolerated the above. We are in charge of feeding Katie. There is a menu in the room and i just call down to order what we want,” said Aisling.
“Yesterday was a very long day. Thanks to everyone for their support today it really helped. We got the best news possible. All the prayers and candles didnt let us sown. Thanks for all the support from everyone I love reading the messages and it certainly passes the time today. Katie is a wee star and we are so proud of her,” she added.
is a surviving twin who was born 15 weeks premature. After her twin Conor passed away, Katie fought a long hard battle to survive. She was diagnosed as profoundly deaf on discharge from hospital and received a cochlear implant in September 2011. At 18 months Katie was officially diagnosed as having cerebral palsy and her family were advised that Katie would never walk.
However after discovering about groundbreaking treatment in Missouri which hopefully will enable Katie to walk independently her family organised a fundraising campaign which to date has raised over €60,000.