22 March 2008

Update

Thank you all so much for the well wishes. Your outpouring of care and good thoughts has helped to make an unbearable time easier.

My Mom's surgery was postponed. The doctor had a patient scheduled before her that had some unforeseen complications while in the OR, so my Mom's surgery was pushed back. Hopefully, it will be today. It is terrifying enough knowing that there will be surgery on her brain, but it is extra difficult when we get all psyched up and then it doesn't happen. So, the nerve-wracking vigil continues...

ETA: Hallelujah! My Mom just called. They are taking her down to the OR for surgery right now (Saturday, 9:00 am). I am so nervous and antsy that I think I could bend a steel bar with my bare hands! But, I know everything will go smoothly.

I'll post when I have more info.

ETA: We went to the hospital this morning and the nurse told us that my Mom went into surgery at 11:00 am and that she is expected to be in surgery until 3 or 4:00 this afternoon. Then she goes into the ICU. We are heading back to the hospital now (2:30 pm) and I hope to speak to the doctor to make sure it all went well.

14 comments:

jemima bean said...

Oh gosh Shannon, I do hope everything goes well and your mom will be back on her feet in a short while. Praying for her speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Shannon, I'm thinking of you and your mom today. I hope everything goes extremely smoothly.

Jodi

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Shannon, your mom will be in my thoughts and prayers today. I will be praying for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery with no complications!

Meg said...

Bless your heart! I'm so sorry you're having to go through this.

Faye Lewis said...

I pray that everything went well with your mom's surgery. I understand the tenseness. My mom had emergency surgery back in January.

kasizzle said...

You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers today.

Nancy K said...

I have been in your shoes. It is not easy. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

You and your mom are in my prayers. God bless you on this most holy weekend!
Mary in AR

Anonymous said...

You, your Mom and family are in my prayers today, Shannon. Sending lots of positive energy your way.
Best Wishes! Carla

Lori said...

Thoughts and prayers to you and your mother for a successful surgery and quick recovery.

Dawn said...

My thoughts are with you and your mom's speed recovery. Hope all goes well!!!!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes...

Brenda

Becky said...

A day late, but hopefully that means the surgery is done and your mom is peacefully recovering by now. :)

Marji said...

Sending along more well-wishes and prayers for an uneventful and speedy recovery.