March 30, 2007

Great Procedure

Everything went amazingly well! The day started a bit shaky but couldn't have ended better. When Jack started getting hooked up to all the wires and his E.T. finger, he started getting very upset. He was crying and got sick to his stomach several times. He did the same thing a couple of years ago when we went to Cook's for his port and eye surgery. He hates the wires and the sticky things they attach them to his skin with. Once he was able to keep down his "giggle juice" he started to calm down quite a bit. I was able to go into the gamma knife room with him while they started administering the gas through the mask. Then once his eyes closed I had to meet up with everyone else in the lobby of the hospital. We had several people from Abilene drive in; Tom and Elaine (ofcourse, what would we do without mommer and Tom), Glen and Cindy B., and Donnie C., to sit it out with us.
At about 1pm they came to get me to go back up with Jack. When I walked into the room he looked at me and said with his scratchy horse voice, "When am I going to do the Gamma Knife?" I was so glad to hear his voice, see his eyes open, and have him ask me a question. Immediately my mind was at ease. He has a couple of band aids over the areas that the halo was attached, but other than that he looks pretty normal. He was discharged at about 3pm.

He is pretty tired, we went ahead and got him a wheelchair for the Ronald McDonald House, he had big plans and his body was having a hard time keeping up. He has eaten a bit, feels a bit nautious here and there, but all in all he is doing well.

Not too long after we arrived at the RMH, Linda and Don B. from Dallas came to bring us some banana nut bread, a card, and best of all hugs.

We will take it easy for the rest of the weekend, we might go to the mall and push Jack around in his wheelchair tomorrow, those are Jack's plans anyway.

We come back in 2 weeks for his follow up on his halo boo-boo's. In three months will be his next MRI, and that is when we know if this was a successful procedure or not. At this point I am just thrilled he is feeling as well as he is and that he is walking and talking.

I am tired and I feel like I am rambling. I hope this made sense.
Thank you for all of your prayers, love and friendship. Thank you God for shining your mercy on us today. In all things praise God.

14 comments:

Jana Hanner said...

We have been praying and awaiting this post. What a blessing that Jack is doing so well. We will continue to pray with you! Have fun at the mall tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy are streaking my cheeks. I love you all.

Love,
Becky and family

holly said...

Been praying and checking all day. So glad everything went well. Trying really hard not to cry.

Mimi said...

YAHOO! Can't wait to see you back in Abilene. Tell Jack "Hi!"

Sarah said...

So glad the Barnetts found you -- aren't they wonderful? SO thankful today went well and that Jack got some giggle juice. I know a lot of teachers around here that could have used some after today -- tornado sirens, etc.! But all is well and we will wait for the next MRI prayerfully!

Anonymous said...

Praise God.....Bless you all!
Linda L.

Amber Joy said...

I'm so glad to hear your good report to confirm Dad's from earlier this afternoon. Now we all play the waiting game. But sighs of relief go up this evening. Thank the Lord! Love you.

Donna Ware said...

Phil and I have been praying all day. So glad to hear that everything went well. We look forward to seeing you all back in Abilene. Love you!

Kristen Saltsman said...

Been praying and thinking about you guys all day. We're so glad things went well. (((Hugs))) Kristen, George and Carrie (who wore her Laura Ingalls bonnet yesterday)

Christy said...

I rejoice with you and can't keep from tearing up. The Lord always supplies our needs... Praise Him!

Anonymous said...

Tammy and Rob,
We love you so much and are thankful for the successful day. Consider yourself hugged. We wish we could have made it today but want you to know you have all been in our prayers.
Love,
Justin and Laura

Melene said...

So glad to hear the good news. Will keep praying for Jack and all of you.

Denise W said...

I love that Jack had no idea anything happened! That is such a blessing. I'm happy for you that you got to be in there, too.

Praise God that this came out well!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! We are so thankful this procedure is behind you. We will continue to pray! Love, Jacki