Guest Post: Update on Michelle

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.

Talk soon…..

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  • Reply Jenny Katcef January 22, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Praise the Lord! Chad, you did a great job posting!

  • Reply Trisha Wuich January 22, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Of course your wife looks even more beautiful sleeping peacefully after brain surgery – no big thing! 🙂 Love her and you all so. Continuing to pray and holding you up in any way we can. God is good…all the time.

  • Reply Kathy Ahearn January 22, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for the update Chad. Continuing to pray for your family and Michelle. I love her and your family

  • Reply Deborah Huffman January 22, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Ditto what Jenny and Trisha said. <3

  • Reply Rachel Safyurtlu January 22, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    How can someone be this gorgeous even right after surgery?!? What wonderful news! I’m so happy to see your mom too, Chad. We will continue to pray daily. Please reach out if there is anything at all you guys need.

  • Reply Anita Cole January 22, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Chad thank you so much for keeping us up to date. Your news was wonderful and we promise to keep praying. Please know Jim and I pray for Michelle and your whole family everyday. Anita Cole

  • Reply Kristen Aldrich January 22, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you Chad for the amazing update !!! Our God is sooooo Good !!!! Praising Him with all that I can over this ! And yes, wow … she comes out of brain surgery looking like that ?! Cant wait to love on that girl !!!! Continuing to pray !!!!

  • Reply Donna Sellers January 22, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Michelle looks beautiful!
    Praising GOD for this surgery and praying for pain relief and recovery going forward??
    Thank you Chad for taking the time to write this update.

  • Reply Katy January 22, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks for the update Chad! Always great to know how we can be specifically praying 🙂

  • Reply Shelley Coles January 23, 2020 at 4:35 am

    Thank you for the update. Continued prayers for her comfort and recovery.

  • Reply Debbie Maxwell January 23, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Praise to God. Thank you for your update Chad, and photos! We will continue to pray for her, you and the kids. Please take care.

  • Reply Jack Brammer January 23, 2020 at 5:28 am

    Chad and Michelle, Thank you for posting the update and to see Rhonda thrre and in the picture. I send my most sincerest prayers , thoughts, and more to all of you!! Praise the Lord!!! Words cannot express how I feel about all and for the very best results!! Live you all,
    Uncle Jack

  • Reply Gail January 23, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Great job Chad and thanking God for His Grace and Mercy carrying you both through another journey on your pilgrim road???

    Oh God we so thank you?????

  • Reply Kelly Smith January 23, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Praising God with you all! So thankful Michelle is doing so well and thank you for taking the time to update us! She does look beautiful as always and so thankful she didn’t wake up to excruciating pain. Praying that the Lord grants her quick and full healing! We love you all and will continue praying for you! xoxo

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