Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Surgery, take 2...


Sara's Stylish Hairnet

After another early morning at Tripler, Sara is home and sleeping soundly (thanks to some pain medication). The surgery went well and we were out of the hospital by 12:00pm. This operation was done under "local anesthetic with sedation." Sara was sleeping and numb, but was not unconscious (as was done in the previous surgery). After the first surgery, she had a difficult time in recovery due to nausea caused by general anesthesia, compounded by pregnancy. Today, we did not have to deal with any of that. She was wheeled out about 30 minutes after surgery and we were leaving the hospital within the hour.

Baby is fine, too. Sara got to see some ultrasound images of the baby after surgery and the heartbeat was strong.

The doctor left the drain tube in, based on the amount of fluid that is still coming out. We will attempt to have it removed again on Friday.

The extra tissue removed this morning will be sent to pathology to check for "clear margins" once again. Surely, we won't have to go back for a third try...

We will be in Hawaii through the middle of next week. I will update the blog when we hear back from pathology and once our travel plans firm up.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
--2 Corinthians 4:18

10 comments:

Melissa-Mom to 3 bugs said...

We keep praying! Thanks for the update. LOVE the new hair accessory Sara! (:

Ali said...

The strength the three of you have been given from above is amazing and a testament to us all. Thank you for sharing. We're still praying!! Love, The Evans

Rhonda said...

Glad to hear this 2nd surgery is behind you and the baby has the strong heartbeat of a champion! God will have amazing things in store for this precious babe and for his parents!

"He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;" Isa. 33:6

Keep the faith!
RH

Team Buckwalter said...

We are glad to hear the second surgery went well and Baby Sulli's heart is strong!! We will pray for good results of the pathology test! Love you guys!

mdmd said...

I just wanted to say hello and let you know that my husband and I are thinking of you :). It sounds like things are going as well as can be hoped and prayed for - stay strong and know that you have tons of support out here!

Michelle (Precourt) Debbink

Jessica said...

so glad both Sara and Baby Sulli are doing well. I'm coming to visit you guys in San Antonio in June and can't wait to see the Baby Bump and a momma on the road to recovery. Love you both and am praying!

ashleyandbrian said...

Brad and Sara,
We have been praying for you guys so much, and God is so good, we have followed your journey as He carries you through each obstacle and uses your little family as such a wonderful witness. Thank you for sharing your faith and courage, and we continue to pray for you each day. Big hugs from Korea, Love Ashley and Brian

Cami said...

Your faith is awesome! We are praying for you!
-Cory & Cami Farrer

Ryan and Sarah said...

we love you guys and are praying continually

Amy Niebuhr said...

I wish I could look half as good as Sara does in her scrubs/mesh hat! YOU ARE HOT!! We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Your strength continues to amazes me. We love you.