a favourite shade of blue

a favourite shade of blue

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Long but successful day

Hello everyone, this is Nan's son, Adam. Today was surgery day. We went down to the hospital at 8:30 a.m. as requested, and after taking down her name etc, they placed us (Nan, Ray, and me) in a holding cell and didn't come back until 11:00. Surgery started at noon and was supposed to be done in three hours. She didn't get done until 4:45, and her doctor said her bladder was worse than he thought, and she was on the verge of another major infection episode. But other than being a difficult surgery he said it went well and was completed successfully. In consideration of her age and condition he said she will have a difficult couple of days ahead of her, but should be on the mend. She will be in the recovery room, not allowed visitors, until about 9:00 or 10:00 tonight and then she will be transferred to a ward if she is breathing well and recovering ok. But realistically she will sleep all through the rest of the day and probably will be groggy and sore tomorrow. We will go and see her tomorrow morning.

So...the surgery was successful, she is in the recovery ward, and now begins the healing and recovery process so she can get back on with her life.

11 comments:

Patti said...

Thank you, Adam, for a update on Nan .. so thankful all went well.
I will continue to keep her in my prayers for a speedy recovery.
Patti - USA

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thank you Father God for bringing Nan successfully through this surgery.

In Jesus Holy Name,

Amen.....Billie Beth

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Give Nan my best!

Diana said...

We at CyberQuilters wish Billie a quick painfree and complete recovery. Thank you to the family for keeping us in the know.

Mary said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. A speedy recovery and God's blessings.

ANudge said...

Thank you, Adam. Will continue to keep her in prayer. Tell her all her quilting sisters are thinking of her.

Debra said...

Prayers and good thoughts coming your way!

Barb said...

Glad things went well and that she is on the mend!~

Barb said...

Glad things went well and that she is on the mend!~

Jean L said...

Hi Adam , thank you for the update. That was a long day. That sepsis (infection) is very very bad. It was good Nan was on top of things when she felt like the infection was starting again and again. It could have been fatal.
Once she is past her healing she will be the road runner that she is. :) She is a strong special lady. I keep thinking of the song, " On the Road Again" I am glad you are there. Please keep us posted. Jean L

Sandi said...

I will keep Nan in my prayers. My mother had sepsis develope due to a kidney stone blockage that a doctor missed by not doing a CT Scan. She nearly died but another doctor who had told us to prepare for the "end" but said he was going to try one last thing......a CT Scan ......which showed the blockage.....and then a quick trip to surgery, days in ICU and she finally recovered. Many prayers were said for her. I know they help so will include your Nan for sure. :-)

Denise said...

Adam, thanks for letting us know about Nan. She is in my daily prayers as are all of you. Please continue to keep us posted. Nan is one very special lady.