Sunday, July 09, 2006

Brain Surgery

Well, it's over!! Mom now has a dime size whole in her head with a shunt running from her brain down to her abdomen! She did excellent and so did the doctor. We are hoping and praying for immediate relief from the symptoms. If all goes well, she should be home on Monday.

Here's how the day went:

When we arrived at the hospital, Mom's tiny room was already filled with visitors. Although she was feeling lousy, she was definitely enjoying the company.

"You're going to do WHAT to my grandma?"

Helen tried in her own way to fix Grandma's "ouch" on her head. Check out the bandaid!!

Though the surgery was short, it seemed like such a long time to wait for Mom. Some of us got very sleepy.

When we heard she was on her way back to the room, nothing could slow this man down from meeting her at the elevator!!

She looks pretty good for just having brain surgery!!

Thank you, everyone who prayed for Mom. We appreciate your love and concern.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Late News

Happy 4th!! My mom decided to have a big party for the 4th, so we invited 14 of our friends from church over for dinner. What fun! We had a great time visiting and eating a delicious dinner and homemade ice cream (including jalapeno ice cream--thanks, Dave!). Everyone left before the fireworks but one dear friend, Char. We talked her into sticking around for our neighbors fireworks display (here we are watching them),

and to do a few of our own fireworks.

Helen and Daniel always enjoy having her around. Thanks for hanging out with us, Char!

One final note, for those of you who don't already know, my mom will be having surgery tomorrow morning. They will be putting a shunt in to drain excess fluid off her brain. I will post an update tomorrow or Sunday.
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