Tonight I’m writing for Hannah’s bedside in ICU. We are praising God for a successful surgery! They removed the entire tumor without causing any further swelling or even requiring a shunt to drain off excess fluid. They were also able to remove the ventilator right away. They woke her up immediately after the surgery, and she was able to talk with the doctors and respond to simple commands. Right now, she is in pain from the incision, and her throat hurts from when they put in the ventilator tube, they are about to increase her pain meds, so that should help. She really hasn’t been able to rest yet, because of her discomfort. We should receive a pathology report on the tumor within two weeks. They will do a new MRI tomorrow, and if the results are good, they will move us back to a regular room at that time. We will continue to limit visitors to immediate family until she feels better.
We also have another praise…for the first time in a long time, we could see an improvement in Bethany’s energy level today. She’s going to spend the night with Brad at the home of a friend in Little Rock tonight, so they will be close by. I believe we may finally be seeing the light at the end of this mono tunnel.
Once again, I want to thank everyone for all of your support. Please know that we are reading all of your emails, even if we haven’t had an opportunity to respond to all of them. I plan to print out every email we’ve been sent after we get home, so Hannah can read them all. Words can never adequately express our gratefulness for the love all of you have shown our family.
God is good, all the time!
Brad & Jill