Angie should return to writing duty later this week when the narcotics have worn off, but as I wanted to make sure I passed along some of the news.
Today went really well. I’ll leave most of the story telling to her, but if you know our history with IVs I’ll give you this- the nurse from IV therapy got her port hooked up in one stick. No drama, no second attempts, nobody cried. Yea!
She was in surgery for about an hour, and spent about 2 1/2 in recovery. Longer than normal, they had trouble getting her pain under control before they were ready to send her up to her room. Our Doc said everything went smoothly, no surprises, and he seemed pleased with what they were able to do.
One bit of great news is that she is allowed coffee, something we wasn’t sure she’d be able to have for a while. The bad news is that she’s only allowed about a 1/2 cup of fluid every 8 hours, and so far she hasn’t gotten further than sucking on ice chips. She has to pass a few simple tests in order to go home; drinking, taking pills, getting some kind of food down. We’ve been told to expect 3-5 days.
As for the bigger questions, we hope to get the pathology results by Wednesday afternoon, which will start to fill in the picture of how far along this cancer was and what we are dealing with. We still won’t know any more about treatment until we meet with her Oncologist in August.
We are blessed and humbled by the outpouring of support we’ve received from friends and family- including many of you. Thank you. We still covet your prayers for quick recovery and for our children as they wrestle through this.