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Friday, November 7, 2014

My Daughter's Surgery Day

I would like to thank all of you who sent well wishes love, thoughts, and prayers.  Jennifer has been in surgery for almost two hours. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center  has a large computer monitor with a number assigned as her surgery.  It's suppose to give us updates, but it just tells us her surgery is in progress.  The two hours  feels like ten. I'll try to keep everyone posted as I learn more. So many have asked how she is doing so I thought I will try to journal this day on my blog. I have a picture of Jennifer in her surgical dress...blue cap and all but I've not been able to upload it.

The surgery went well but the pain has been difficult on Jennifer. They managed to get the pain down to a 5 but when the medication begins to wear off her pain level escalates back up. They got her up last night and with assistance she was able to take a few steps. Today, they are going to begin physical therapy. She is having a lot of difficulty eating because of the intense pain she feels in her neck when she tries to swallow. The nurse said; she will need to change her diet to soft foods like ice cream, applesauce, and mashed potatoes.

All in all, things have gone very well. What Jennifer is experiencing is normal after this kind of surgery. It's just so hard on her to feel like she feels when she is the kind of woman who loves being on the go and she has already missed her children so much. She is looking forward to better days and a more normal life that will allow her to play with her children. She will always have certain limitations, but for the most part; these are things she won't really miss. She can no longer go on rides like roller coasters, jump on a trampoline, sky diving (which she would have tried at one time)..lol skiing, and other things like this. The most important thing is for her to be able to get in her back yard with her children and play some softball.

We will be with her today and part of tomorrow. It's going to be hard for me to go home with her still here in the hospital, but I know she is in great hands with the staff and her loving, caring, and one good man; her fiance.

Blessings and hugs to all,
Debbie





19 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed and lots of prayers going out for your family. Best wishes.

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  2. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hope all goes well.
    regards
    Ann

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  3. ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((XXX))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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  4. Thought, prayers, hugs coming your way.

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  5. Keeping Jennifer and your family in my prayers.

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  6. Thinking of you and keeping all of you in my prayers.

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  7. KEEPING YOU ALL IN MY PRAYERS AND SENDING A HUG

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  8. The waiting (I call it Limboland) is the worst! Prayers for the best of outcomes as well as patience and peace for you and wisdom for the medical team. Give your anxieties to the Lord. Allow Him to comfort you through this process. He will give you as much as you need - let Him.

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  9. I have been on edge waiting for your next message. I am praying for you all.
    Charli

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  10. Couldn't get any info at the Medical Center because I don't know Jennifer's last name. will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Charli

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  11. Sweet heart.
    My heart is full of love and pain for you.
    I know what you are going through with a sick child.
    You hang in there.
    God has this covered.
    Hugs
    **U**
    Nance

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  12. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Sending love and BIG HUGS!!

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  13. Will keep you and your in Prayer during this difficult waiting time!
    Jan

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  14. Thinking of you both......hugs!

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  15. Thoughts and prayers continue your way! Thanks so much for giving us the update!
    Jackie

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  16. I do pray that all goes well Debbie

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  17. thanks for the update Debbie. Our prayers and love are with you all. hugs
    Lyn xxx

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