This is yesterday’s post that I just was not ready to post yet. I am in a different, better place today and will post again soon.
Mom is out of surgery and all went well… and yet there is still so much more.
I know a doctor’s job is to present to you with the facts. But sometimes it would just be nice to float on what went well for a little while rather than having to move right on into what the next worry should be.
A couple of days ago we were worried that the doctor would get in and not be able to operate at all. The ideal situation would be that he would remove the gallbladder, resection the colon and remove the diseased colon, biopsy the liver and put in a port. The worst case would be that he would open mom up and not be able to do anything.
Today’s surgery was a success! Praise God! The doctor was able to do all of what he had planned. He even took out her appendix! He feels like the gallbladder was causing most of her pain, so she should feel a lot better soon.
He also found a tumor that was about to close off her colon. It had already caused a partial obstruction and could have caused major damage if it completely closed off. The way I understand it, if it had completely obstructed the colon it could have ruptured, and that could have been fatal. He was able to remove the tumor and prevent any of that.
This surgery happening the way it did was a huge blessing. [Read more…]