Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Grid Surgery - Sooner than we thought...

It's a little after 4pm. We got a phone call about 30 minutes ago giving us an update saying that things were going great.

And about 10 minutes ago, Dr. Sood came in to say they were DONE!!! ALREADY!!! Everything went well. She will be in recovery for about an hour before she goes to ICU. We won't be able to see her until she is in ICU.

Even though they have seen a lot of spiking on the left hemisphere, it is too early to say exactly where the seizures are originating. He did not have any information regarding seizure activity on the right hemisphere.

I cannot believe how calm I have been today. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Your comments, e-mails, phone calls and these special blog posts (Our Jackers, Dear Trevor, Austin's IS Journey...be sure to also click on the second this) have warmed my heart in a time that I thought I would not be able to handle.

Everyone at the hospital have been amazing and the constant updates keep me busy posting away. I have had a lot to keep me distracted today.

But soon I will be able to see my baby girl again. I am scared. Scared to see what she is going to look like. All wrapped up in gauze. She will be well sedated for the night so hopefully she will get plenty of rest. They have prepared us for swelling. Since she had grids placed on both sides, they said that swelling will probably be worse than normal. But the swelling will be worse tomorrow. I just can't wait to give a kiss on her sweet cheek.

When she was taken back to the operating room, I got to go with her. They initially sedated her with gas and she was out within 10 seconds. I got to stand by her side and tell her that everything was going to be okay. Then I was able to give her a kiss and say goodbye. It was hard to walk out of that room. But I knew she was in great hands. There is nowhere else I could imagine her having the surgery. They have done so many of these surgeries that they have learned all the little things that make things go smoother.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad this part is done. I know you can't wait to see her. She has so many good thoughts going her way!! Don't forget to eat and feed "Little Coleman." Rest when you can. Whisper in Sophie's ear that her Kansas City fans are sending all their love her way.

Love,
Aunt Barb

Colby said...

Wow! Praise the Lord...

One down.....

Now we will continue to pray for GOOD information for the docs so that they can work their miracle on little Sophie!!!

Blessings,

Cyndi

baby trevor's mommy said...

I'm a weepy mess! I really really love you Elaine. And because this is something that could be happening for Trevy...it makes it feel that much more real. Ya know. I'd be scared too. And worried about pain. Although can you believe Bristel hasn't complained once about pain...and she knocked a HUGE tooth out of her head! Hopefully it's a kid's are resilient thing!

Rest as much as you can...

...danielle

Krissy said...

So glad this part's over and she's safe and sound!

Katie said...

Lots of love & thoughts to you guys, Elaine. I'm so glad step one has gone well.

Love,
K

Holli said...

So so relieved to hear this part is done and that it went smoothly!

You had me in tears...Thanks so much for keeping us all in the know...I guess it's good for us and for you.

Take care and get some much needed rest...

Holli

blogzilly said...

I'm floored that you have updated so many times already today. Amazing, Just absolutely amazing. I can't wait to possibly meet you guys. Really heartwarming, amazing people.

Michael said...

Elaine & Brandon,

We're all thinking of you and dear Sophie and praying for awesome results in Detroit! We send our positive thoughts, prayers, and love!

Michael Barla
Rockwood Early Childhood