She went back to school this week and it has been a smooth transition. She was ready to go back last week, which was 2 weeks after the surgery, but the school district was closed all last week due to the devastating wildfire in our community that left many families without homes. We feel very fortunate that our house was not damaged and our hearts are heavy for those that lost all of their belongings. But that is a separate post, back to Reagan. I haven't weighed her since the surgery but I can see that she has gained weight and she also seems to feel better. She is more alert and has better use of her hands already. She will hold on to my hand while we walk to class in the morning, which is something that she lost in the early stages of Rett.
The only negative was that it took her some time (and she's still working on it) to get her balance back and feel confident in walking. She is getting better every day though and we have resumed her private physical therapy sessions in hopes of speeding up the recovery.
I am very happy that we chose to have the g-tube surgery and I am no longer stressed about going into the Winter months and fearful of her getting sick, then losing several pounds that she can not afford to lose.
Here is a picture that my Mom took with her phone a couple of hours before surgery:
And smiles again 5 days later: