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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Seriously...It Was the Size of a Football.

At around five o'clock Mom was finally wheeled into the surgical ward (for the second time)...this time was for real. We waited in the family room for word, and an hour and half later, the lovely, sweet nurse Lillian came to tell us...they had just started cutting skin...yeah...just starting to cut skin!

So that was at about six-thirty-five. Just under three hours later, the wonderful Dr. Yaffe came to tell us the news of the surgery. Mom is in recovery and everything went well. Aside from the football-sized spleen (he indulged our request to take a picture of it so we saw it!) he didn't see anything else going on in there. She did very well and didn't need any blood transfusions. They are just giving her some platelets.

So we're spending the night again and will head back tomorrow once things smooth out for Mom. We're not exactly sure, but we expect she'll be here for a couple/few more days before they ship her back home for some more recovery time.

We're all tired but very elated with the good news. Thanks again for all your prayers and good wishes!


Blogger 20Birds said...

totlaly relieved.... this is great news, and Melany, are you planning to scrap that photo?

Monday, March 31, 2008 6:30:00 a.m.  
Blogger Angie said...

That is phenomenal news!! I am so glad to hear that all went well.

Monday, March 31, 2008 8:09:00 a.m.  
Blogger Vicky S. said...

Uh Beth I'm not sure if I want to see a spleen that big. LOL!
I'm glad the operation was a success. Praying for her quick recovery now.

Monday, March 31, 2008 2:25:00 p.m.  
Blogger Helen Hancock said...

Great news Melly ..... great news! Fingers crossed for a quick recuperation period.

Monday, March 31, 2008 4:37:00 p.m.  
Blogger *~*Jill*~* said...


I'm not even going to attempt eloquence here, sweets.

Monday, March 31, 2008 5:53:00 p.m.  
Blogger Kat said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well, and gee what are you going to do with that picture?!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 12:39:00 p.m.  

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