Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Update from the Pond -Update #2 8:00pm CST




Well look at me...posting pic after pic of the Duck and I said I'd never have pics of the real me on this damn thing. Thank you for all of the amazing emails, tweets, texts and chats of support. You guys are awesome and deserve something cool....like...umm....maybe a really yummy frozen margarita served by your choice of cabana boy or Baywatch Babe. I figure if I start walking tomorrow I'll make it to Mexico by early next week. Anyone wanna go with me?

For the update. BigSis was originally scheduled for her brain surgery on Thursday of this week. Yesterday they did a procedure to drain fluid from around her tumor and brain. A few hours later she suffered a major stroke/blood clot and had emergency surgery. They cleared the artery, closed her up and shared that she will have permananet damage but they are not sure to what extent. Within a short amount of time she was again in great distress suffering from majoring clotting all over her body. Her entire right leg clotted and she has been in surgery now with the vascular surgeon for about 4 hours in attempts to save her leg and identify the reason for massive clotting. Her brain surgery will be postponed for a couple of weeks while she recovers from this set back.

I want to take a moment to share my most amazing thanks for the ICU nurse on duty last night. She checked on BigSis at 11pm and she was okay then. The nurse said for some reason she felt she really needed to check on BigSis again around 11:30 even though it was 30 minutes before her scheduled check. She found BigSis within minutes of the stroke and the entire team of doctors needed to deal with it were in her room within minutes working on her. Thanks be to God for all of His earthy angels and to YOU for all of your prayers, postive thoughts and sacrificial chickens (or goats).

I hope to have a post up tomorrow...should be Convos From the Hood!!! Have to keep y'all coming back for something fun! This is usually NOT a place you'll find downtrodden news. I wanted to update and thank you though
Update #2
Surgery this morning to save BigSis's leg went well. The major arteries were cleared, her foot was a healthy pink and she had a good pulse in the top of the foot. The leg 'should' be okay. Within 30 minutes of returning from the operating table of the vascular surgeon she was preped and rushed back into the OR under the care of the neurological team. Her brain tumor had to be removed immediately, the swelling on her brain required that the top of her skull be opened. Surgery was to take upwards of 20 hours. Spoke with the Neurosurgeon about 30 minutes ago. BigSis is out of surgery....they just wheeled her by actually. All of the tumor was removed. The second tumor that was supposedly on the top of her brain was not found when they opened the top of her head. The surgeon believes it may have actually just been something wrong with the CT film. *sigh of relief* She has a valve in her brain to allow for the draining of extra fluid. I'm hoping for a report of 'stable' soon. She is in no way out of the woods. She had a massive stroke that caused permanent damage last night and the opening of the skull can permanently affect neurological functions. Thank you for your prayers...I ask that if you can continue to pray, please do so. I will update again when I know something. Thank you to the BB Chat girls and Adrienzgirl for keeping the others updated when I can not. I could not get through this with out you all. That's real.


109 comments:

Menopausal New Mom said...

Your post today brought tears to my eyes, such a terrible set back but so L-U-C-K-Y that nurse was on duty to catch the crisis so quickly.

You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Deb

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I just got your email. I hate that she had that set back, but sounds like she does have a guardian angel or 2 watching over her. And, where is it you want to meet in Mexico?

Ian said...

So many prayers from me to you BIGSIS will pull through

Salt said...

I admire your strength through all of this, Daffy. My thoughts are with you and your family and I hope that everything turns out ok with this current surgery she is in. *mega e-hugs*

I love that picture. And the especially lady like way you are sitting. And that COUCH!

Erin said...

I just left you a voice mail. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Call me when you have a chance and let me know what I can do.

I love you!!!!!!

MWAH!
BIG HUGS to you, Wendy, and your whole family!

{Kimber} said...

I have chills...thinking of you and your Bigsis!!

Meeko Fabulous said...

I'll go with you! I figure you could use a translator! ;) I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for y'all even though it will make it really hard to type . . .

thjsdi id ,enm dkegt jmd

See what I mean???

X's and O's! :)

~J said...

Love you Daff! Praying for your sis...and thinking of her often! Who told you about the goat thing? That was supposed to be on the down low. ;) Kisses & prayers!

adrienzgirl said...

I love you Duck! I am praying hard and waiting every second for more news.

Anything you need...you know I am right here babe!

Nancy C said...

Oh honey...praying hard and sending love.

Nurses are angels. That's all there is to it.

Moooooog35 said...

You can do this.

Also...hurry up because the local farmer is wondering what the Hell is happening to all his goats and ducks and shit.

Sacrifice. We do it for YOU.

Alicia said...

thanks for the update ducky. you know we love you and the ducky fam! sending prayers, hugs, and good vibes your way!! xoxoxoxo

SurferWife said...

All the prayers and positive thoughts I can muster, honey buns. Your sister is lucky to have you in her corner.

Heather said...

Sending lots of prayers.

Cathy said...

So much going on here, I'm upset and happy at the same time. Thank god that nurse has some great instincts! Keep positive, your sister will feed off your energy!

That One Mom said...

We're all pulling for her, Duck. Love you long time!

Krimmyk said...

Prayers and positive thoughts...

Mrsblogalot said...

Hang in there Daffy, we are all with you ...and standing in line for that margarita. Much love and positive thoughts aimed right at you and your family girl.

Stacie's Madness said...

wow, i am so sorry to read this news. You all are in my thoughts.

Danielle said...

OH, I am so so very sorry for you and your whole family. This is just heart breaking!
*hugs and prayers*

Joann Mannix said...

Prayers and more prayers for you and your family. Miracles, do indeed happen. And there are certain angels watching over your big sis. Hang in there, all of you. You are loved.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Hugs Hugs and more Hugs. Lots of prayers too!! <3

singedwingangel said...

Mighty Jehovah Rophe, Lord you ell us that you are our provider and healer. Father I come boldly to your throne fo Daffy and her sister. Lord you know the situation and I know you have angels surrounding that bedroom right now. they stepped in at just the right time last night Lord and we thank you for your provision. Father I plead the blood of Jesus to cover her from head to toe, warring angels to stand guard over the whole family and fight the things we cannot see in the spiritual realm. Most of all I thank you for your victory in this battle. In themighty name of Jesus, Amen

-MissC* said...

Hi I am a new follower! Have a great day and I can't wait to read more!
-Miss
http://lunaticwhimsy.blogspot.com/

MommaKiss said...

Been hanging out in my reader and i should have been over here supporting you and your family.
thank GOD for the nurse, that intuition - you can't ignore it.
continued healing to your sis. seriously.

The Empress said...

Oh, my poor dear Sis: I'm praying for you..

The Random Blogette said...

Praying for your sis and your family!

jessalyn said...

prayers and positive thoughts!!

xoxo

Pat said...

I had to play catch up on the past couple of posts. I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I will prayer for her and for a speedy recovery.

Ally said...

Ian and Stephanie (BabesMami) just filled me in on what's going on. I just wanted to say my thoughts go out to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers. This is all so very, very unfair. I'm so sorry :(

Adoption of Jane said...

((((hugs))))

bluzdude said...

I'm keeping a good thought for you and Big Sis.

All the best to you both...

Steph said...

(((HUGS))) Keeping you and your sister in my thoughts and prayers.

Quirkyloon said...

Oh Sweetie!

Many prayers and lots of hugs, hugs, hugs!

{hugs}

MiMi said...

Sweetie, please keep us updated! Don't worry about it being sad, it's more sad for you than us, and if we couldn't see that than we're selfish assholes. I know that we all feel for you and PRAY for you and want your sister to get better. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. I will even put your sister up in my bible study for prayer if you want. Or even, I guess, If you don't want. Ha!
Take care of yourself so you can help take care of your sister.
MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS!!!

Momma Fargo said...

Love the pic! Prayers and thoughts sent your way for sunshine on the pond!

Babes Mami said...

Daffy, I haven't been able to get you and Wendy out of my head all day and more so the past couple hours. I can't stop thinking about what your going through, I can't stop shedding tears for you and your family. I just can't help worrying about everything. We don't even 'know' each other and I'm so scared for you and your family. I'm helpless to do anything but let you know through twitter and here.

Sending you every positive thought and love in my heart to you.

Babes Mami said...

OH and mexico, so down, when and where, Chris speaks Spanish so he can totally help us with drink orders and such!

Busted Kate said...

Love you Daf. I don't know how you are so strong, you are amazing. Thinking of your family, sending prayers to your sis. Hang in there. God and angels are definitely on your side.

purseblogger said...

Oh man! Love to you and your awesome BigSis, and her medical team. You are so strong! {{{HUGS}}}

The Princess of Sarcasm said...

Praying for your sis and the family! I keep thinking of my boys and how hard this would be on them too. No one should have to deal with this at such a young age. I'll be on the lookout for updates.

Danielle said...

Praying for you.

xoxo

Tammy said...

Praying for your sis! I saw the tweet about her came directly over here! I hope everything is going okay. Will be checking back with you to make sure...and will keep the prayers coming!

My New Life As Mom said...

I'm a new follower (as we've already spoke) but I wanted to send as much love as humanly possible to you and your family! May your sister come through all this and be healthy and well enough to accept a million and a half more banana attacks!

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, right now!

Beth said...

Got an alert from Blogfia. Just popping in to tell you I'm praying!

CountessLaurie said...

Sending prayers for you and your sister and your family. May God give your strenghth and comfort!!

MommaKiss said...

Heard the sis is doing well in surgery! Payer works!

tucsoncordovas said...

Thank God for nurses! I'm praying for your sister and your whole family!!!

Imaginative Me said...

Oh honey, I am praying for a miracle! Be strong!

Tracie said...

I had a couch like that in college! We practically melted it with all the dropped, er, cigarettes.

Continued hugs and prayers to you and your entire family. Miracles happen everyday and God is good.
xoxo

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

My heart is breaking for you. You are in my thoughts and I'm off to sacrifice a goat for you.

Jonelle said...

Praying for your sister to pull through, the surgeons helping to remove the tumor and the other doctors to find where the clot is coming from.

Also praying for peace for you and the rest of your family as you wait to hear results.

((((HUGS))))

GB Girl said...

I am keeping you in my prayers. Thank God for that ICU nurse and Thank God she has made it this far. Prayers and well wishes to your sister, you and your family.

Trac~ said...

Sending a lot of love, hugs and prayers for you and your family that you get a "stable" condition soon. xoxoxo

Mama Bird said...

From one old bird to another... your sister, you, your family, the doctors and everyone touched by this are in my prayers. All my love and support goes out to you all. xoxo

The Queen said...

Baby, I was really torn when I got the news from you... I didn't know if I should break ranks and pray.. or just go kill a goat...

I killed a goat.. then a chicken.. then I prayed..

later tonight.. I intend to sacrifice the very first gator.. for you my dear...and your sister..

hang in there kiddo..we are all here for you... except that goat.. and the chicken.. and of course.. later... the gator..

loves ,, hugs,, wine,, and chocolate from Kansas..and the Royal family!

Leiah said...

Sending prayers up for your Big Sis tonight. ICU nurses are definitely special nurses. Positive healing thoughts in addition to prayers - for all of you!

middle child said...

Sending LOVE-LOVE-LOVE. Hugs, kisses and most of all prayers. God is indeed the true maker of miracles. Keep the faith and be strong. Peace.

leigh said...

Praying now...thanks for the update!!!

Cathy said...

Sending positive thoughts for a stable condition soon!

*LLUVIA* said...

still praying and good thoughts for you...:)

Jessica said...

Praying for your sister!

Shell said...

Ian and Brandee are keeping me up to date because they know I love you.

My love, my heart is breaking for you. Sending you lots of prayers.

GunDiva said...

Daffy, I'm thankful you had a skilled and intuitive ICU nurse who was quickly able to identify your sister's distress. I'm glad that the surgeons were able to remove the tumor and I know that Big Sis has a long road ahead of her for rehab, but with a great family like yours, she'll do well.

Love and hugs for your family from Colorado!

Jenny said...

I'm here from Busted Plumbing and just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of all of you! ((hugs)) I'm so glad the ICU nurse found her, and I'm hoping things turn around from your sister since from the sound of it things aren't going well. :( ((hugs))

Sammy K said...

You're all in my prayers. I'm glad that everything is going alright since earlier. Prayers, love, hugs and lots and lots of strength are being mentally passed on.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE YOU!! Prayers by the truckload coming at you all.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I'm so glad you're updating. Prayers coming your way!

carissa said...

What a cute picture! I'm think of you Daffy! I love you lady and stay strong. You are all in my prayers!

Lee said...

Daffy...I am thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry for everything that has happened in such a short amount of time. I know this is a tough time, but you have a ton of support from so many people who love you, try to remember that in your darkest hours, my friend.

The Blue Zoo said...

Love you Daffy. We're here for you.

Holly said...

Hey Daffy - Just wanted to say I am praying for your sister and your family and thinking about you...sending every good thought your way.

Quixotic said...

Big love and lots of prayers for BigSis, you and your family. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Dee said...

I'm so thankful that the surgeries went so well boo!! I'm so sorry that I haven't been around and I'm just catching up on whats been going on. Please know that I'm thinking of you, and that I've got you all in my thoughts and prayers!!

Buffee said...

I'm so sorry Ducky. I'm praying for you and the fam.

There are no words. . . .

Laura said...

I am so sorry for what your sister and you family is going through. I will be keeping you and your sister in my prayers. Keep believing..

♥Cari♥ said...

Praying for you!

DaisyGal said...

here through Kate , and so sorry about all this. I am still holding my breath for you.

All my prayers today will be for your sister....please know that I am keeping all kinds of good thoughts coming for her .

may the angels keep watch over her as she RECOVERS.

Big Mama Cass said...

You have my prayers. Keep us posted.

Aunt Crazy said...

Thinking of you and yours and hoping for the miracle of a full recovery!

Heather said...

Sending you lots of love and prayers Daffy.

Katherine said...

Got here through Ian.

Keeping you in my thoughts. What a terrible thing. I remember when my mother-in-law had her anuerysm....she wasn't allowed to move a muscle and went into surgery to have it repaired. Luckily, her surgery went well and she's still around to drive me crazy! :)

Evonne said...

You and your family are in my thoughts.

Hopeful and Heartbroken said...

Thinking of you and your family during these hard hours!

Aunt Juicebox said...

Great big hugs, Daffy. I wish I could do something to help.

Ian said...

LOVE YOU DUCK

Kmama said...

Stopping by from Ian's and TTM's...I'm so sorry for all your family is going through. Many prayers are being said for all of you!

kate said...

Sorry that I've been out of the bloggy loop lately - things have been a little hectic, so I've not been reading up on everyone...I'm so sorry to hear that all of this is happening, but SO glad that you've gotten some good news. I'll be thinking about you and your family and hoping for the best!

Angie said...

Many prayers coming to you and your sister. ((hugs))

The Random Blogette said...

Still praying that you all have the strength to handle everything that you are going to have to go through. I have been where you are now and it is not an easy thing to go through. *HUGS* and much love to you and your family!

Mae Rae said...

My heart and prayers are with you and your family right now.

Two Normal Moms said...

Thank God for amazing nurses.
You all are still in my prayers. Many prayers for your sister.
And hugs to you.
Ally

Raoulysgirl said...

Huge hugs and prayers continuing your way!!! Deep breaths and faith...combined, they can do more than you would expect!!! <3 ya, girlie!!!

Michelle Pixie said...

Oh I am keeping you all in my prayers! Miracles do happen, just look at my little Monkey. XOXOXO Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.

Forgotten said...

Daffy,

I'm praying for your sister and your entire family. I'm so sorry that this is happening. I wish I could make it all better for you. Please hang in there. We're here, holding you up.

Much love,
Forgotten

Laura said...

Been thinking and praying for you guys.

*LLUVIA* said...

Just read Zgirl's update. I'm praying for you and your family. Hang in there.

purseblogger said...

Daffy--
I'm at a loss for words. I am praying for your beautiful sister, her family, you, and your family, and medical team. I send my love to you. xoxo

MiMi said...

Thank you God!! He was with the team who operated on your sister, I just know it. It's amazing. Thank God also for messed up MRI results! LOL :)
Still praying for you and your family and especially your sis.

Daisygirl said...

I am sending lots of positive vibes and prayers to you all!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Thoughts and Prayers!

Traci said...

Thank God for that nurse. He does place angels in our life in many different ways. God bless.

Diana said...

Praying for God's healing touch.

SupahMommy said...

I"m so sorry.
My sister is my life blood.
I cannot imagine - please know I am thinking of your family.

Sonja said...

Thinking of you and your family *hugs*

Alexis AKA MOM said...

B I love ya bunches and you and your sister are in my prayers.

Thanks so much for the update and the beautiful pictures!

Marla said...

You are a good sister. A very good sister.

Tammy said...

Continuing to pray...today is going to be hard but you can get through it! Love and hugs sent your way.

The Princess of Sarcasm said...

Thinking of you again today......