Sunday, July 19, 2009

Emily is home!

Em got to go home today. She is doing great. Still tired and a little weak, but overall feeling good and in no pain! This was the easiest hospital visit and recovery for her so far. Thank you so much for thinking of her!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The latest on Emily

Emily is doing well. This surgery seems to be the easiest to recover from, but she was in the best shape going into it this time. She had an NG tube and until that was taken out yesterday (along with her epidural and catheter) she was very "blah", just wanting to lay around and not really talking. But once they took out the NG tube, she immediately perked up and started feeling much better. Today she was on clear liquids and tomorrow she may start on food. It looks like she may go home on Monday. She's doing great! I'll update again soon.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Update on Em

The surgery went well. It took 5 hours. Emily is doing pretty well, she has an NG tube draining her stomach gases and will have that a few days before she is allowed to eat or drink anything. She has an epidural in continuously pumping in pain meds. I think she'll get that out tomorrow or the next day. She had to have a bikini line incision. She is calm though and not acting upset or in terrible pain. She's i pretty groggy and sleepy now but they'll have her up moving around some more tomorrow. Mark is staying with her at night. Anyway, thank you for thinking of Emily!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Emily's next surgery is on Monday

I know I've been bad at blogging this summer. We've been really busy doing family activities. Hopefully I can catch up soon. But I wanted to let you know that Em's having the second part (out of three parts) of her surgeries to recreate a new colon on Monday. They will go in and create a "J-pouch" using her small intestine. She will still have her ileostomy until after her 3rd surgery (probably next year). But this surgery is the most critical in that if something goes wrong or they find things are worse than they expect inside, the surgery could fail and she could have an ostomy her whole life. She'll be in the hospital about 2 weeks. Please keep her in your thoughts! I'll keep you all updated. Thanks!