Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Two Lumps To The Lab

We are home and everything went well.

DG had a little apple juice around 5 this morning and wasn't fussy at all before they took her back. Honestly, I hadn't worried too much about this procedure, but there is something about the moment when you had your child to the surgery nurse. It almost brings me to my knees. I got a little teary, but little sister was good and I had JB to take my hand.

They told us it would be pretty quick, so I became more nervous as the clock ticked. After about an hour, the surgeon called JB's cell phone and gave him the report. He removed two lumps, one was sent off to pathology and one was sent off to microbiology. She was groggy, but we could go back and see her.

We had the best recovery nurse. Her first words to us were, "Can I have her? She's the most precious thing I've ever seen!" DG's eyes were open and she was sucking on some apple juice. She was pretty grumpy, and she was oozing a little. She was very glad to see us, although not nearly as glad as we were to see her.

She was in recovery for a couple of hours before we were allowed to leave. She's got a Loritab script and strict instructions to stay out of the water for a month. Serious, we can bath her, but nothing else for a month. I am thinking there must have been some green goo in there...I've never heard of having to stay out of the water for a month!! (I guess this pushes back her pool debut until July 4th!)

The incision is larger than I imagined. Sometimes it seems to bother her, and sometimes it is as if nothing happened. She is pretty clingy, but she's home and awake and lumpless, and we're feeling very blessed.


Bill, Paula & Will Cook said...

So glad Miss DG is doing so well! We're still praying for health for all of you! :)

Our Family said...

Thank you so much for the update. DG has been in my thoughts so much lately. I am glad to hear she did so well today.

Kelly said...

It's great to hear that it went well, but no water for a month is hard! I'm happy she is doing better and on the road to recovery!


Tricia & Kirk said...

I'm so glad to hear that she is out of surgery and doing well. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers.

The Efirds said...

So glad that things went well. It was so hard for us last month when Naia had her tonsils removed. I hated having to give her to the nurse, b/c unlike DG, she was kicking and screaming for me. Hopefully you guys will have a fast month without swimming!

Julie said...

I'm so glad to hear the surgery is over. We'll be thinking of you guys as you wait for results to come back.

Dianna said...

Whew! I'm sure you're relieved that the surgery is over with. I've been thinking of you! Give Miss DG a hug and tell her to milk this for all it's worth... I'm thinking new toys, all the juice she wants, and a pony.

Heather said...

I hope you get a good report on the lumps. And, I'm glad to hear that they are no longer in
DG's little body.

Anonymous said...

We are thinking of you and so glad that the surgery is now behind you. Please let us know how we can help. I may be prego but I can still cook! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Jill, Bill and Baby Hughes

Kim said...

I am so glad that everything went well, we will pray for a good report.

Courtney said...

Glad DG did well.. I had so much fun last weekend with you all.. Your family is so great.. See you at the pool opening this weekend..
Love Aunt CC

Erin said...

You are one brave mama, Leigh. I'm all teary-eyed for you guys. Hope Miss DG recuperates quickly and everything is a-ok.

Dan and Elisabeth said...

Thank you for the update. I have been thinking about your family alot lately. DG is just beautiful!

Heather said...

So glad everything went well & I hope the results on the lumps come back good also! :) Hope you're having a nice holiday weekend.

Heather M.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear that everything went well and that she is doing fine. It always amazes me how kids handle that stuff!

rachel said...

I'm so so glad that things went smoothly. I hope she is continuing to recover well. :)

Jessica said...

So glad to hear that is all over with and went well!

I forgot, how old is Dori now?

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