Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Surgery Day: End of day report

Today's picture is Nana giving Timmy his pre-surgery bath. As you know, Timmy had his surgery today. In the end it was a laproscopic procedure, and it went well. Timmy had a little bit of vomiting and one short seizure after the procedure was over, but the last several hours have been great.

It is so nice to have Marshall's family here this week. We have moved from party mode to surgery and recovery mode. The aunts and uncle and cousin have been helping around the house and coming to the hospital off and on for visits and to give Mama some time off. Yesterday we took Timmy out to the courtyard in a wagon so that we could all eat pizza together there. It is especially very fun to watch the cousins interact.

Then of course there is Nana and Papa. They have been great at being a support at the hospital. They even were willing to go out of their way to get me my comfort food after the surgery, which meant making an extra stop. Ah, it was so good. And Nana is a great person to help me be an advocate for Timmy and ask all kinds of questions to just be sure that things are done well. For example, Timmy's seizure came just after he received a certain pain med. The nurses insisted that it was not related, but the next time they started to give that med Nana was watching and noticed that he started to get a bit agitated. So we stopped the med before he got very much of it and all turned out fine. We were able to get an order for a different pain med. We don't know for sure that he would have had another seizure but I feel better not knowing.  :-)

It is such a blessing to have friends and family around who love us and are taking such good care of us. We are so thankful for all of the family members and friends who have come from both near and far to love on us in this challenging time. Thank you again to all those who have visited us, prayed with or for us, been an advocate for us, given me time off, lent us a car, given gift cards or birthday presents, taken out our dog or done our laundry, or helped in any way to put together such a very special day for us on Sunday, just to name a few. I hope to be organized enough to get out thank you notes soon. But if I am not that organized, please know that each and every one of you is just so appreciated.

Well, Timmy has been asleep for a while now so I should try to do the same.

Love to you,

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