Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sugery is set

For this Friday at 1PM EST. Any prayers and well wishes are most appreciated. Gillian was visited by a girl who has gone through what she is about to go through and that helped a lot. She has decided to name her stoma Pablo and has been playing with her Ostomy supplies, figuring them out, etc. She shows everyone who comes in and I am planning to try and make some covers this weekend. The girl that came up to visit her brought 2 covers and a pattern, so I am going to try and make some funky covers. She likes tye die and rainbow so I am going to search for fabric like that. So, she will go through the 1st of 3 surgeries on Friday and have most of her colon removed. When that heals, then she will go in for the 2nd surgery where the small intestine will be made into a pouch and be readied for the reversal. Any one who is interested in learning more about this can go to J Pouch and find information there. Cheryl and I continue to support her by spending the night with her, switching off and on every other night and I stay with her during the day. Cheryl is trying to save her time for her surgeries.

Of course I heard back from my lawyer today which usually means that we are getting ready to go back to court. What a time huh? Well, we will get through it. I keep praying everyday for God to give me strength and he always comes through.

And Katie is hanging in there. We are all troopers. We really are, even when we don't feel like it. Off to put Katie to bed. Night everyone!
Wendy

3 comments:

Shelli said...

just e-mailed you, I have the perfect fabric for you - I just need your address. xoxx

Sharon said...

Wendy - It's a blast from your past, Sharon Martin (now Hillje). I've been lurking on your blog for a few weeks waiting for the right time to say hi. But with things so chaotic for you, I didn't want to wait any longer. I'm thinking of your beautiful Gillian - she was just a tiny baby last time I saw the two of you...

Stay strong and remember there are old forgotten friends praying for your family.

BellyLuv0SoFine said...

Hi Wendy,

I am amazed you found time to read my blog given all you have been through. Your daughter sounds really all right given that she has named her stoma. Love it! The covers sound so perfect. I wish I had some. That will be good so the bag isn't just flopping around. I am sending good good vibrations your way as today, right now (10 am PST) she is in surgery I think. The best thing wil be for your daughter to get your kisses and hugs right out of surgery. My sister was there and it meant the world to me. Best wishes to your child in healing and recovery.

Carmen (http://carmenscolon.wordpress.com/)