Thursday, April 19, 2007

Today is the Day - w/ Update

Through a series of events that I don't have time to explain right this minute, my Mom's bi-lateral mastectomy was rescheduled for today. The doctors have already gotten started on some of the pre-surgical procedures. They expect to operate early this afternoon. She will not be having the reconstruction done today as originally planned. That is part of the chaos that I will catch you all up on later. Anyway, that means that her surgery today will only take about three hours instead of TWELVE. The recovery should be easier too. If all goes well, she is expecting to be able to go home from the hospital Saturday. We expect to hear back from pathology in about a week, and she will start chemo in two. The doctors told her to plan for some pretty rocky times ahead. She has an agressive cancer, and they have to treat it as such.

For those that are inclined, I would greatly appreciate it if you would keep my Mom in prayer today. I will update the blog as I hear any news, and promise to get back to my regular bloggy self ASAP. Believe it or not, I actually have some great pictures and fun times to share, in spite of the fact that this has become a medical and prayer blog lately. Thanks for hanging in there with me during these tough times. 8^)

Update (2:45pm):

I just got word that my Mom is out of surgery. The surgeon removed four lymph nodes, and since they were all clear, was able to leave the rest of the lymph system alone. My Mom has been given a series of pain block injections that should keep her pretty numb for the next 10-12 hours. She is expected to be in recovery for the next hour and a half, and I should get another update when she makes it to her room.


MP2 said...

Oh, Blaine, this is so hard. Of course you are all in our hearts and prayers.

The picture is beautiful.

Karianne said...

Yes! What great news!! Coming out of this situation recently with a parent, my advice to you is to take every tiny little piece of good news to heart. They all add up and are great to cling to when you need to.

Sending love to you and the fam.

What a gorgeous photo.

PS. Don't worry about the recent blog content. Life is life and we are here for all of it.

Renee said...




Perri said...

Blaine, Your mom has been in my prayers today. I'm so glad you posted instead of us having to wonder how it went.

Great news about the lymph nodes!!!!!

Hang in there :)

Praying in Indiana

Perri said...

PS Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

patjrsmom said...

Holding you and your family tightly in our prayers!