Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I am a Terrible Replacement Blogger!

Well, as we all know now, I, Sarah, am a terrible updater....Sorry it took so long!

Well Mamma went into the OR around 1:30, and started surgery around 2 pm.  The surgery was really long (4 hours!!).  I sat in my really boring Intro to Marketing for Non-majors class waiting and waiting to hear an update.  When I got home around 6, Dad called and said Mamma was out of surgery! I didn't get to talk to her because she was still waking up, but the doctors said that they did not see any swollen lymph nodes (!) and the tumor had shrunk down really tiny to the size of a nodule (I don't know what that means, but I guess that means really small!). So this is really good news!! 

Mamma now has her ileostomy bag, or as I affectionately refer to it....well nevermind... But her best friend Teri says we will have to nick name it Betty, now that Bob is no more! 

Mamma will be recovering and resting in the hospital for 5-7 days. During this time, Dad will probably be pretty cranky because of sleeping on the hard hospital room couch (at least this has been my experience in the past during my stays). But he is definitely the best hospital-mate because he is an excellent movie/snack picker. Oh, and he is also quite good at sneaking patients out when they have not been discharged to go eat something other than hospital food...but that is another story for another day...

I know a lot of you are wondering what you can do for Mom during these next few days, and the best thing you can do is keep praying! She won't be able to eat for the first few days (and when she can, it will be J-E-L-L-O!), and needs a LOT of rest so she can heal up!

Thank you all for praying this afternoon, your prayers mean a lot to my mom and entire family!

Hopefully my mom will be back to blogging soon!


  1. Thank you Sarah for letting us know about your sweet Mamma. Tell her we (Jack & Debbie) will keep praying for her and all of you too! Tell your Dad to give her a hug (gentle please!) from us.
    Much love and many prayers.

  2. Praise God! I am so relieved to hear that surgery went well and I greatly appreciate you, Sarah, for posting the update. I've been watching for it all evening.

    Your mom and entire family will continue to be in my prayers.

    God Bless!

  3. Sweet girl...U did a great job for your Mamma...she would be proud....Glad to hear that things went well with the surgery. And I know what you mean about your dad being cranky..When my dad went through his colon cancer surgery(twice!) I slept at the hospital many a night on a hard couch so I feel his pain! But I definitely want to hear the story about sneaking people out of the hospital one day!! Thanks again for keeping us updated!! U are a sweetheart and have an awesome family!!

  4. Thanks, Sarah! I was checking before leaving this morning and there was your update! You are as funny as your mom! Thanking God for the news and praying for your mom and family!

  5. yay sarah!! good job and thank you for the update!! love you and am SO thankful that God is taking care of your awesome mom!!

  6. Thanks for the update Sarah, you did a great job. We will keep the prayers coming for your whole family.

  7. Job well done Sarah!!! Thanks for updating the site. Laura is such a blessing, and we are praying for her, medical staff, and the family. Hugs to her and all of you! God is Great!!! Love you guys, Stan, Kathy, Alex and Brooks Grant

  8. Thank you Sarah! Everything sounds miraculously wonderful and I know that God is going to completely finish His work of getting rid of Bob and taking care of the surrounding areas. Betty is only temporary and if anyone can look beautiful, contemporary and like a model with Betty the Bag then its your Mamma! Not that it is seen but, all the same.... :)

  9. Sarah! You did a wonderful job posting! She loves you Sarah, David and Ash! Your dad is a good hubby --taking very good care of her! :)

  10. i didn't want to say anything, BUT, you were a little late (i signed off at 9:00)...
    i was able to get my news on my morning walk with a fellowship member who got a twitter from kerry! :)
    hallelujah for the good report!

  11. Thank you Sarah for the update. You too are a wonderful Blogger! Please know that your Mom and each one of you are in my prayers. You all are so awesome and have an amazing family!!

    Hugs to each one of you! :)

    Love, Nikki Kristynik

  12. I second, third and fourth everyone else Sarah. Great job of updating the blog! Thank you so much! We will continue to keep your mom, dad and whole family in our prayers. This is just one more step back to normalcy for you guys!! Love all of you!!

    Kristy & TJ Deslatte

  13. SARAH, you did a GREAT job as your Mom's replacement BLOGGER, what's 3 hours, NOTHING.
    Your mom picked you because she knew you would do a good job.
    I know she is soooo very proud of YOU :)
    PLEASE keep us all up to date of what's going on. I know your mom won't feel like blogging for a awhile and we ALL want to know what's going on, on a daily bases if possible.

  14. I love your update! You are a great replacement blogger & sister ;)!!