Monday, June 15, 2009

Hannah Update 2.24.08 (Night Before Surgery)

Well, it’s the night before surgery, and it’s starting to feel more like it’s really going to happen. For those of you who haven’t been getting the updates, let me fill you in on what we’re expecting for tomorrow. Surgery is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. They will be going in through the back of Hannah’s skull (hopefully shaving off a minimal amount of hair), and removing a small piece of the tumor. They will look at it right then to determine the cell type. If it is a cell type that is sensitive to radiation, they will end the surgery right then and treat it with radiation over the next several weeks. If it is not that type, they will remove the entire tumor. She will have to be in a seated position during the surgery, which apparently creates a few more potential complications that she will have to be monitored for. The surgery should last 3-5 hours, and we will probably spend one night in ICU. She will probably be in the hospital for 5-7 days after that.
They have told us that she probably will not be up to visitors for a few days after surgery, so we will let you know when she is ready for company again. We are so thankful for all of our friends and family who have supported us through these days leading up to surgery…your calls, emails, visits, gifts, etc., have really helped the time pass as we’ve been waiting.

Please pray that God will continue to give Hannah the peace she’s had this week, and take away any fears that she may have. We have placed her in His hands.

God is good, all the time!
Jill & Brad

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