Thursday, January 14, 2010

Surgery Day - Final Update

This is the last update of a very long, but wonderful day. They closed Sue up at around 9PM. We met with the plastic/reconstructive surgeon for a few minutes. She was very happy with how the reconstruction went. She said it was long and tedious, but that it all went smoothly. She used the leg as the open flap (donor area), taking the fibula and some surrounding tissue for her work. She also said that the vein reconnection of blood flow to the replacement tissue via veins they harvested from Sue's neck appeared to have gone very well. This was definitely what we had hoped that she would do. It simply makes things easier in the future for Sue.

They have now taken her up to the ICU and the doctor felt that they probably wouldn't wake her up until the morning. She is already quite swollen and will be for a long time. Right now, I am just looking forward to seeing her in the morning and being able to tell her the good news. She won't be able to speak, as she will have a trach and feeding tube in, but I don't think that we'll have any problem communicating.

I look forward to updating Sue's blog tomorrow. Again, thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes today.

Jason

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sending my thoughts and love.

-Katie T.

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news. Now the road to recovery!!! Have a good night and I look forward to an update on how Sue is doing tomorrow. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

I will pray for you and your family tonight. Praise God for the Good News of the Day!
Get some rest so you can be there for her tomorrow!

Cheryl H.

Jen said...

Thanks, Jason, for letting us know how it went. So thankful for this GREAT news! We'll look forward to reading more tomorrow! Rest well tonight! Blessings to you and your family!

Jen Falk

cindylbarber said...

Just the news we were hoping to see tonight! We will check in tomorrow. Have a good night.
All our love
The Barbers

Anonymous said...

Jason,our prayers for Sue and you and the girls continue. Thanks for keeping us updated through the day.

Jeff and Cindi Stewart

Anonymous said...

Jason,
Thanks for all the updates! Praise God for all the good news!! Please give her a hug when she wakes this morning. We love you guys!

Michelle, Steve, & girls

Anonymous said...

Jason, Thank you for the latest update....I'm sure Sue will understand you today as you tell her the uplifting news....it will be a wonderful moment for the 2 of you, as you move toward years of making memories together. I'm sure your girls are ecstatic about Mommy!
Hope your day goes as well as yesterday, sending love, prayers, and strength for recovery. Kari Karrmann Sides

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news to start my day. Thank you for posting these during the days for us. We will continue to pray and send positive energy to you all.

Susan Thomas

Anonymous said...

We are glad to hear that everything went well. Our prayers continue. Give Fue our love.

Tracy & Matt

Jeremy, Michelle, and Girls said...

What a blessing Jason! You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all the updates. Emma didn't want to go to sleep last night until she heard more news. My girls are just as thrilled as we are!

Jeremy and Michelle Engebretson

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear all of the good news. The boys are busy making a card for Sue this morning. We will continue to pray for all of you. The Hessmans

Jen Zick said...

How great to have the surgery behind you, and with such positive results! I'll be praying for a smooth and swift recovery.

Toni said...

Thank you for this update after such a long day. So thankful that all went well for Sue. Continuted prayers and blessings. Toni and Bryan.

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is praise the Lord! We lift you up in the name of Jesus, and pray for strength for both you and Sue in the coming days and weeks. God bless you, Love Derek, Connie and Bella

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord. This is so great!!! Wonderful news, and it appears you are hanging in there nicely too Jason. We are still praying and look forward to more reports.

Derek

Anonymous said...

You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Fuchs'

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue and Jason~
I have been updated by Michelle through out all of this, and she linked me to your blog. How wonderful your news! We will continue to pray for you and your recovery! God is Good!!! Maret and Tim Agrimson