Wednesday, December 07, 2005

12/7 surgery note composed by Ann's Dad

Ann's surgery was 12/7 from 4 pm - 6 :30 pm. We (her mom and I) saw her in ICU at 9:30. The surgeon was pleased that they found some problems and were able to correct them. All the surgery was below the stomach. She has an orignal and a new (2003 surgery) small intestine attachment to the stomach. The orginal one is where all her prior trouble has been and was again. The blockage there was bypassed and connected to a good portion of small intestine. The large intentine was laying over this exact spot and had a restriction (not blocked) that was repaired also. She will be NPO (nothing by mouth) until this heals. A J tube (small intestine feeding tube) will be used while she recovers. Normal recovery is 10 - 14 days. Of course she was weak from this condition already so pray that her body rallys now to heal .

10 comments:

EandJTrygg said...

We're praying for you and your family, Ann. Hope your recovery is a swift one. Jeanie explained the procedure to me and it sounded a lot like plumbing.

Hope to see you soon!

--Erik

friend said...

Thanks for the update - we are praying for healing here too.

patchhole said...

Ann, the family here in Arkansas are praying for your fast recovery. You are on our minds and in our thoughts all the time. We love you. Aunt Patsy

Liz said...

oh dear! It might be a while before you're reading this, but I'll be praying for your speedy recovery Ann. Godspeed to you.

Anonymous said...

Ann, I just read your posts and got updated. I love you friend and I'm praying for you.
-angie

Mark and Kelly said...

I heard you're probably getting to go home for the holidays. Yatta! I hope you can enjoy a great Christmas with your family. We think about you and talk about you and pray for you often (and my parents keep up updated, of course)!

Anonymous said...

Ann was discharded from Mercy today and is in route home at Texarkana. She is much improved and will continue her extended recovery at home.

Misty said...

much love to you, ann. hoping your christmas was very merry, warm, and all kinds of feeling better.

Eloise Brown said...

Ann,
I just got updated by reading your blogger friends comments. You got to go home for the holidays. Great!

I mentally send you a planted pot.This according to Japanese cultural thinking should keep you at home rather a hospital. One does not give potted plants at a hospital for this reason.

I sent your mom an e-mail today.

I pray that the new year will be better than the second half of this year.

I will always be praying for you and hope to see you again in the future.

your friend, Eloise Brown 1/28/05

Neener said...

WHERE IS MY SWEET MARIE???