Friday, May 22, 2009

She's OK

Abby came through surgery ok and is recovering in ICU. The doctor said they removed most, but not all, of the temporal lobe. He felt like he got a lot of the tumor but not all of it. She may have some peripheral vision loss but that should be the only side effect to expect. The preliminary results from the tissue sample was inconclusive so it will be 7-10 days before they know exactly what type of tumor it is and develop her treatment plan. Her face is starting to swell and will continue for several days. She has woke up and talked to us and she is moving her arms and legs. You can tell the incision site hurts but they are keeping her well medicated overnight. She will have another MRI in the morning then move back up to her regular room. We don't know exactly how long we will have to stay, probably 5 days.

We are so grateful to God for bringing our baby safely through surgery. Please pray that she will have a speedy recovery with minimal pain. Also pray that the tumor will be slow growing kind that will respond well to treatment.

Thank you all for the prayers today!

10 comments:

  1. Praise the Lord for seeing her through!

    Katrina Stevens

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  2. Praise be to God!
    Still praying for complete healing
    -Kellie Beggs

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  3. We are all glad to hear that she came through it fine and we will continue to pray for her.
    The Youngs

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  4. What wonderful news! The Yeager's, Gambill's, Pam and Tammy missed you all at the benefit tonight but are so thankful to hear surgery went well! Our prayers and hopes are for a speedy recovery these next few days! We love and miss you all, see ya when you get home!

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  5. Melissa L. ThompsonMay 22, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    I will absolutely continue to pray for you guys! You got it! I have a prayer chain that so far is reaching over to NC and up to PA! Bless your hearts!!!

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  6. Sending words of comfort and support from FutureFuel Chemical Company--Crew 3. We wrok with Tommy and I have known him forever,we just want you all to know that we are praying for Abby and her family, and we have been since we heard about her illness. If any of us can help in any way, let us know. We are sending all of our hope and faith her way.
    Judy Ferrell

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  7. Our God is an Awesome God! He prevails! We will keep praying for little Abby!

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  8. I am so thankful that she is doing good and that the surgery went well. We will keep the prayers going in Conway.
    Kindra

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  9. Thanks for keeping us updated! Your family continues to be in my prayers... I'm so glad that the surgery went well! Jennifer Taussig

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  10. I'm so happy to hear she made it through surgery! I know you are relieved! We are still praying for all that is to come. Let me know if you need anything. I'm only an hour away!

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