Sunday, July 25, 2010

Post-Op (#2)

Mom is back in her room following her surgery. She still hasn't come fully out of the anesthesia yet, but she has been able to talk well enough to ask about the surgery and ask my dad for a kiss. We were hoping for a definite answer and fix from the surgeons, but did not get that. We did, however, feel encouraged by the surgeons and felt like the surgery was a success. Mom's surgery took about two hours. During her surgery, we were surrounded by sweet friends who brought us food, prayed with us, and even made us laugh. We are continually thankful for the outpouring of love that has been shown to us through this ordeal.

The surgeons were able to go through Mom's bowel inch by inch more than three times looking for a hole, tear, etc. They did not find one. Their only answer to this was that she had a perforation at one time that has now healed. We know that prayers have been lifted up for Mom's healing...and that He is answering those.

The surgeons were able to remove all of the infected fluid that has been building up in Mom's body. We are so thankful for this. As this fluid has been draining the past three days, she has been showing improvement. We are prayerful that by all of this infected fluid being removed from her body, she will not only feel much better, but be able to begin to heal.

In addition, the doctors removed Mom's appendix. They felt that the infection was beginning to affect the appendix and wanted to make sure there would not be any further problems that could arise from that.

Summary - The surgery gave us assurance that there is no tear or perforation causing new infection. They stated that the bowel looked healthy. Furthermore, they cleansed her body of infectious matter that should pave the way for healing.

So...again we wait. Max came and read Psalm 40 during Mom's surgery..."I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry." As we wait now to see our next step, we trust that God is hearing and answering prayers for Mom. We thank you all for offering those in her behalf. Over the next 24-48 hours, we will watch to see how Mom responds to the surgery and to see if the infected fluid returns. Our strong prayer is that it does not return.

Thank you again for your love and concern,
Kelly (for all of us)


chelsea said...

Love you Kelly. I am praying for your sweet momma. Hang in there.

David and Diane said...

I started texting this scripture to you this morning: Philippians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." I know He has proven that today. We continually come into His presence on your behalf. We love you all so much, the Littons

Patty Dishman said...

We just heard Sharon has been in the hospital for the last couple of weeks and wanted to let you know we are praying for complete healing. We know the Lord is watching over Sharon and that He will give us what we ask. Even though we haven't seen you all in years, we love your family and will continue to pray for you.

Patty & Steve Dishman

Anonymous said...

Just checking in to hear about the surgery. I am praying for no more infection and only healing from this point on! I was just telling a story recently about your sweet singing family. I bet there was sweet worship in that hospital room this morning. We'll check in on Jim this week. I wish I could be more available to help this week, but it's Art Camp week so I'll be super busy from 8 to 5 every day. BUT we'll have him and the kids over for dinner for sure. Love you friend. Praying for healing and peace...


Hayley said...

Oh my goodness...what a long road. I hope Sharon begins to show big signs of improvement! Wish I could be there to help in some way. Your family is my prayers.

Meagan said...

Hi Kelly, I'm so glad to hear she is recovering! My thoughts and prayers have been with her & your family, hope you all can rest well & be encouraged by today's surgery. She's got a lot of Mayfield's praying for her in Farwell.

Me and My Boys said...

God is good all the time! Praying for you all.

Kathy Schmidt said...

Hi Kelly, please tell Sharon she has been in all of our prayers, all of you have. She is a strong person and God is good, He will bless all of you. I continue to keep her in my thoughts and all of you in my prayers. Thanks for this blog. It has been a wonderful help. Tell her Linda & Mike McDonald are praying for her too, they are out of town but call me daily to check on her. Love all of you, Kathy Schmidt & family