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.


Karen said...

That's great, Merri! I'll be praying that she starts seeing immediate relief. Keep us posted on how she is!

Anonymous said...

We praise God with you that all went well. We will continue to pray for healing of the headaches, etc. She did look good following surgery. JudyB

Merri said...

Thanks, you guys! I know I said it before to Karen, but we really appreciate your prayers. Judy, how are you feeling now? Are you beginning to feel more "normal" now? I think your story is AMAZING and such a testimony of God's goodness and care...

Val said...

Glad to hear that surgery went smoothly and your mom is doing well. Tell her hi from me.
Do you have an out-of country date yet? I finally put an update up on my site - I know you said you had tried to comment on it - it is setup up a little differently that this and you can't comment if you don't have an account. kind of stinks - I am considering switching to something else.

cristi said...

Wow! Your mom looks tremendous! I hope she is recovering quickly. I hope that you have apprised her of her new right to exercise the addage, "I need that like I need a hole in the head." For instance, when the laundry is piling up or the garden needs weeding, she should refer to the above reference. She doesn't need strenuous work or laborious chores, now does she? Go on Mrs. F. You've earned it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for asking about how I'm feeling. Actually I am amazed at how well I am doing. I still have some discomfort, not as much energy as I would like, but God has been so good I am just thankful and not complaining. Yes, I believe my story is a testimony of God's goodness, mercy, and grace.
I hope your mother continues to do well. Tell her "hello" for me.

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