Sunday, October 19, 2008

Success!

I am so sorry to keep you all waiting but sleep had to come first. I am heading back off to bed, but wanted to let everyone know that she had a semi colectomy on Friday and the colon was very sick. Gillian is the proud new owner of a stoma and a colostomy bag. She loves the stoma (for some reason) and is very proud of the noises that it makes along with the waste that it makes. And for the first time in 5 years she is Colitis pain free. She has some surgical pain, but has a morphine pump for that and is using it less and less each day. I actually came home tonight to sleep with my family and left Gillian alone at the hospital since she doesn't have to get up and go to the bathroom all night and she slept good last night. She'll call me if she needs me.

More later and maybe some pictures. She is documenting everything and we even gave the surgeon a camera to take into the operating room to take a pic of the part of the colon her took out. She is taking pics of her stoma and everything that involves it. That's my girl I tell ya. I have lots to tell you about everything, but I can't really put a coherent thought together right now, so more later OK?
Wendy (mom to STOMA girl!)

4 comments:

Shelli said...

B"H (Baruch Ha'Shem) that all went well. I'm SO glad that she's geeking out about the stoma. YEA science!

And YEA for no pain.

Judy said...

So that makes you Stoma Mom, able to leap tall (hospital) buildings in a single bound (after you've gotten the appropriate sleep, of course!).

L said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Uh, we have missed a little. Hooray for no colitis pain!

Let us know if you need anything!!!

Cuz Shari said...

Praise the LORD for a successful surgery and healing is already looking good on Gillian- I've kept you ALL in our prayers daily. I couldn't imaging being away from my bed that many days. Luv Shari