Friday, March 20, 2009

The Surgery Update

Little friends keeping watch

Just wanted to give an update after Princess D's surgery yesterday.

It went very well, although she was probably more anxious and teary-eyed beforehand than she was the previous 7 times we've been in. I think as she gets older, it gets a bit scarier. This time they put the IV in before she went under anesthesia and she didn't even flinch. She did have one small setback though after her procedure because she has a hard time coming out from anesthesia. It makes her sick, so it took a long time for us to get home yesterday to be with the other kids. Her ear got cleaned up VERY nicely and it looks really good! She isn't experiencing very much pain, just lingering dizziness. Her appetite is good, she's even asking for Doritos and plus she's hearing things pretty well too.

As of right now, it's sort of a waiting game to see if the tissue in her ear will grow back as healthy, dry tissue or not. This particular procedure was to clean out a lot of skin that will not dry out and heal up on its own. We've been fighting this for well over a year - probably since she had her original mastoidectomy when they removed the tumor and the bones in her ear. It's important that the skin heals up and stays dry, or she will continue to have persistent problems and infection.

I really appreciate the prayers, the text messages, emails and comments we got yesterday, and so does Delayna. I also am thankful for our good friends who kept our youngest son for us the night before and took him to school the next day, even though he was covered in blood from an unexpected nosebleed! I would have loved to have seen the look on the school secretary's face when he walked in to school yesterday.

We will take Princess D back for follow up in 2 weeks to see where we go from here!


Tracy said...

Thanks for the update. Continuing to pray for your sweet girl. = )

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Glad she was okay and thanks for stopping by my blog!

heidi said...

I'm glad to hear she is doing ok, Lexie! I've been out of the loop but she was definitely on my mind.

He And Me + 3 said...

So glad she is home and wanting doritos...LOl My hubbies snack of choice. Praying it heals nicely.

Michele Williams said...

We will continue to pray for healing! I am so glad she is home and asking for snacks!

Beth in NC said...

I'm thankful she is feeling better. I pray everything will heal as it should.


startastical said...

So glad that she is doing well and feeling up to "junk food." Wait a minute I thought Dorito's were a health food! Anyway thoughts and prayers for one tough little girl. I understand how it gets scarier. Kinda like childbirth, the first time you don't know what to expect. After that you do it, well becuase you have to.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

You'll be stayin in my prayers yall.
AND HEY... DORITOS gotta be a good sign.* If I lived by you, I'd bring ya a case of em!

Beth E. said...

I'm so glad the surgery went well. Praying for complete and total healing, and restoration of her hearing!

Our son's used to get bad nosebleeds in the winter...we had to use vaporizers in their rooms to keep their nasal passages moist. Ah...the good ol' days! LOL

Keep us posted on Delayne.


Misty said...

bless her heart... I've been wondering!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, I hope she's on the mend... been praying for her! (And you!)

Tracy said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm still praying...hope things are settling down a bit for you.

Love & prayers,

Amydeanne said...

Glad she's okay.

Praying for things to turn back to normal/reg/less stressed


Angela said...

My computer was on the blink for a bit so I'm just heading back here to check out everything..((hugs)))