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
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.