Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Surgery Day

Update #2 - Around 1:00 p.m., we were finally able to see Drew. He looked so sweet - his color was good and he wasn't very swollen - both warmed this mama's heart. I think he'll have some more swelling in the days to come, but we're grateful for this moment. Great news came when we were informed we wouldn't have to spend the first 24 hours in ICU like the original schedule had ordered. We were admitted straight to "our room" for the remainder of our stay. Now, as of 7:15 p.m., we are comfortably settled and he has been sleeping on and off the majority of the afternoon. He even played a video game for about 5 minutes. The blessings keep coming!! (7:15 p.m.)

Update #1 - The surgery is over and he's doing well. Still waiting to see our boy. Surgeon had to do more work than expected, but we are praising God for the surgeon's steady hands and wise decisions. He believes Drew will have a full recovery. Will update again soon! (12:33 p.m.)

We are sitting in the hospital waiting area while the neurosurgeon is performing Drew's surgery.

I hope to update this post throughout the day with stories I don't want to forget.

You know, memorable things, like the fact that my 5 year old told 3 consecutive pastors (who came to visit and pray before we went into surgery) that, underneath the blankets and gown, he had no pants or underwear on.

Apparently, this was the most pressing issue on his mind. Gotta love that little boy!

Our first update was good. As of 10:45 a.m., he's still in surgery.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Iluvna-na says still praying. My whole church is praying for andrew. We know the nuerosurgeons well. My "peanut" has had over 50 brain surgeries. They are all wonderful drs! We all love you andrew!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy Andrew came out surgery okay. Praying for speedy recovery.

Christine Taylor

Anonymous said...

We love you guys and are praying with you! Love the story about the hospital gown. PRICELESS! ~ The Landers

Steven said...

Dear Jenny and David,
Many prayers for Andrew and you all this week as you are walking through this time. So glad to hear how well the surgery went and we continue to pray for a swift recovery and for the entire family, we know God is right there with you through this. We love you all so much!
Blessings...Linda, Steven, Shay and Spencer

raisetherisk.wordpress.com said...

That is such a blessing to know you got into a room before expected! I pray you continue to get one good report after another! God Bless you all.
Brooke

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

NO PANTS! The horror! I'm glad he shared that with the pastors so they could be praying for the situation.