Hi there – Chad here
disclaimer: since this isn’t michelle the laughs per line quota will be lower than usual.
disclaimer 2: I’m trying to do this on an iPhone and my opposable thumbs tend to hit the wrong keys. Forgive my typos in advance.
given the amount of texts and calls and visit requests we’ve received the past 36 hours I thought it would be best to give a quick update on Michelle and a little insight into what lies ahead for her recovery.
in short, the surgery was successful and the surgeon was very happy with how things went. There’s many more gory details that go with removing two tumors from the brain but I’ll let the storyteller in this marriage tell those things at a future date.
back to yesterday. In what has become kind of a family tradition we filled up the waiting room at Hoag hospital in Newport. In what has become another family tradition we embarrass the surgeons who operate on our loved ones by asking, ok making them take a picture with us. To tie this all together – yes that’s my mom standing next to him. 😭
Well Dr. Louis gave us the good news that she did great and he got everything he went into get and even went in a different way to make sure she has a new scar to show for it. He also told us Michelle would be waiting for us in the ICU.
well the past three times I’ve had the honor of being the first to see Michelle after these types of surgery and all three times she was screaming 😱 in pain. Not fun to see your soulmate in this state.
Much to my surprise this was the state of Michelle as i entered the room this time
peaceful and serene…..
she’s since been released from the ICU and is in a little quieter room (except for this machine beeping as her not so friendly reminder she needs to breathe). Seriously I hate this thing
The doctor thinks she will be released on Friday or Saturday but that requires some serious pain management and michelle to be mentally ready to tackle this thing at home
we’re so thankful to all of you (too many to list but we’ll give categories) Food, meals, care for kids, school, caravans, rides to practice, more food, sweet cards, flowers, texts, calls……
every need met and every prayer answered. Thank you faithful friends!
if I could be so selfish please continue to pray for pain to subside, meds to work in the right way, and for substantial rest for Michelle.