Sunday, November 2, 2008

DOCTORS AND NURSES AND SURGERY, OH MY!!

Well, y'all, I think the worst is behind us. Of course, I'm not in control;)
Let me tell you about late yesterday through today - what a ride!
Especially in this particular hospital - doesn't seem like the right hand has known what the left is doing at any point in our experience AND I'M TALKING DOCTORS!
I feel a letter to Bronson Hospital coming on.....it's been stupid, and when it involves my sweet mother!

We'll start today's update with a picture of my sister, Joan, from Angola, Indiana, who came up yesterday. After a really long day at the hospital yesterday we collapsed in front of the t.v. at mom's and she and Sophie just vegged for a while.
It was decided that mom would have surgery this morning - did I mention this in yesterday's post? I don't think so, but if I did, I apologize. Tired.

Okay, so a neurosurgeon *precious, btw* was going to make two incisions and put in a drain tube *I feel a gag rising* to drain off, well, you get the picture.
He was going to wait and see how her night went with the headache, blah, blah, and we were to meet with him this morning at 9 a.m. to make a final decision.
So, we meet with the doc this morning and it's decided that, yes, surgery would be performed at noon with full anesthesia and he patiently answered all of our questions. This is a picture of mom waiting to be taken to pre-op.
I don't like looking at this picture, so let's move on. . . .
Oh, these two lovelies were responsible for getting my precious mother to pre-op and they were a hoot. Actually, Clara, the one in front, a bit of a problem. Gave me some lip.
But, mom loved them so all was well:)
Oh, yeah, Clara - the one I call Trouble - wanted her picture taken *over and over and over*. JK
She was so excited to hear that I was going to blog them.
Then she asked me what a blog was. . . . . . . . . . ."I know!"
I told Clara that I was going to have to report her for calling her boyfriend while she was supposed to be wheeling my mother down the hall.
She tried to tell me that she was "calling ahead" - she sure must like the nurse she was talking to - called her "sweetpants". JK
This is my brother from Florida, Russ, in the surgery waiting room. It was past wonderful that he flew up to be with all of us for mom's surgery!
And, when he made his plans, his plane reservations, he didn't even know she was going to have surgery so it worked out great. He's wonderful and I don't get to see him much so it was a double blessing that he was here.
Mom's surgery went very well, they drained what they drained and it drained so well *gagging* that she didn't have to have a "drain" put in the incision to drain out more.
Okay, that's enough.

We're in the surgery waiting room waiting for her to come out of recovery.
Here's Joan - she finally couldn't resist that long curved bench!
And, Jean. She snagged the only recliner! LOL
After mom's put in ICU, the N-surgeon said he would have a better idea how much longer I'm going to be here - probably 2 more weeks.
I'm not going home until she can manage on her own.
All of my siblings have jobs and I'm "just an artist" - hahaha - so I can stay! ROTF
I'm happy to be in the position to be here with her until she's back to herself!
I've missed my mom!

Praise God, give Him ALL of the glory for the surgery going so well.
The next step will be happening sometime this afternoon when she wakes up,
so KEEP PRAYING!

I love all y'all.
XOXO,
Jan

10 comments:

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

CHRIS FLYNN - please let me know how to get ahold of you if you see this! jan

Loudlife said...

Oh, sister! What an ordeal! I'm so glad it sounds like everything is going to work out fine, but what a ride to get to this point, huh? I've been thinking of you every day and sending all good thoughts your way.

Let me know - for sure! - if there is anything at all I can do for you. I can mail you supplies, chocolate, a bottle of gin (oh, wait-that would be me), whatever you need.

xoxoxo
Laurie

Anonymous said...

Hey! I am sooo glad that you are keeping up with your blogs so that I can stay informed about your mom. Please tell her that I love her and I pray for her and you and your family EVERY day! I miss you and I hope you will be back home by Thanksgiving!! Is this a possibility?? I love you and miss you! Hang in there!
Love, bRAt

Shelly said...

So glad that your mom is going to get some relief now and continue her recovery! The lip picture was hilarious, you're so fun :-)

still praying...
shelly

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Prayers are still headed your way. I'm sure your Mom will really start to improve now since her surgery - and feel better, too!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Prayers for a speedy recovery for your Mom. It is good that you have such a wonderful sense of humor and that you have been able to see your siblings.

melinda said...

We're still praying for our dear SAJ, and so is our com group, as well as Jessie's church. God is good. Bless you for doing what any firstborn child would do and staying at your mom's side until she's "ok" again. I'm soooooo thankful you could do that, and will also pray for you as I know you are getting further and further behind in your piddling with your glue and scissors work. ;) xo

Blaiz said...

Thanks for the update. I'm glad your mom is getting good care (thanks, in part, to Ms. Bossy Pants)!

I'm still praying like a warrior!

Hugs and kisses,
Blaiz

Maisyh said...

This all sounds like good progress Jan! and it's lovely to see your mama smiling in the pics with everyone else :) Maisy x

Mom said...

WOW, what an ordeal! Glad the siblings are with you. I think, tho, that you need to wear a lighter color lipstick - it's more becoming to those of an "advanced" age. hahaha

Thinking of you...Jan-ella

PS This will come up as "MOM"--can't get Google to release my last username...but it's me!

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