Lara On Ventilator in ICU After Surgery


Lara is in the ICU tonight at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, a mechanical ventilator breathing for her as she recovers from this evening's open heart surgery.

Only at 3:40 pm was she taken to the operating room today, after doctors determined that her surgery would not need to be delayed due to a suspected virus. The hole between the chambers of her heart was successfully closed by surgeons Mishali and Bar El, and Lara returned from the operating room at 6:25 pm.

Lara will remain sedated until tomorrow morning, and at some point during the day it is likely that doctors will attempt to wean her from ventilation.

Laras mom finally went to sleep tonight after the long day. She is very tired, with the burden of two of her children in Israel at once, both for heart surgeries.

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