Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Surgery is Done!

Dr. Shelton indicated that Dr. Couldwell has taken out all of the tumor he could get, which is most of it. They still want to run a series of additional tests on the tumor to learn everything they can about it. Dr. Shelton wasn't actually in the operating room while Dr. Couldwell was performing the surgery, so he was giving us basic information. We hope to get more details when we can talk to Dr. Couldwell.

Jodi has been taken to the ICU to begin the recovery process. It will take awhile for her to come out from under the anthesia. They will let us know when we can visit her. We don't know how long that may be.

As we get more of the details from Dr. Couldwell we'll let you know. Dr. Shelton did indciate that the tumor was pressing on nerves that could well have been causing Jodi's dizziness.

Again, thanks for your continued prayers.

16 comments:

Sharon said...

Fantastic news. Thank you again for keeping everyone updated. We have all been waiting on pins and needles to hear the outcome. We will still be waiting to hear how she feels when she wakes up. Please give her a huge hug for me when you can!

Karen said...

What a relief to have it done! I have been filled with thoughts today about Jodi, and you all! I'll be waiting anxiously for further updates! Please tell Jodi we love her and will continue to keep her in our prayers! Thank you so much for sharing the information with us.

Love, Karen

P.S. I visited Grandma B's gravesite today, and asked Grandma to watch over Jodi! Hopefully she'll feel the extra love coming from heaven!!

Brandi said...

Oh, I'm so happy that the surgery went well and is finished! What a relief! Thank you for the constant updates. I hope that Jodi will have the easiest recovery possible.

Love,
Brandi Stuart

Anonymous said...

Been thinking about you all day. I'm so happy to hear that things went well and your on your way to recovery. Hang in there!! :)
Love, Jamie Pierce

Anonymous said...

Oh I am so glad that the surgery is done. We will continue praying for sweet Jodi. Sue D.

Bridge said...

So glad it went well and can't wait to hear how you're doing jodi! Lots of prayers headed your way!

Jeff said...

Fantastic news . . . so grateful to hear that she's in the ICU and starting the recovery process!

Jeff DuBois

Karen said...

I have been thinking about you and praying for you all day long. I can't wait to talk to you again, when you've recovered!

Flints Facts said...

Great News!!! Thanks again for the updates, as it helps all of us keep in touch with the process. Know that you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to more great news on an easy as possible recovery!! Give Jodi my love as she wakes up.

Joni said...

I'm so happy that things went well! I have been praying for you all day! Hope you have a easy recovery! Much love!

Kim said...

So glad it is over! We are still praying for a speedy recovery! Our thoughts are with you.

Love The Lovato's

Josh & Melinda's Family said...

I have been praying and my thoughts consumed with Jodi all day. So glad that you are so willing to update this blog to keep us from worrying so. I am so relieved and thankful that Jodi is out and on her way to recovery!
Melinda Adams

Anonymous said...

What a relief. She has been in my thoughts and prayers constantly. It's onward and upward from here. Wendy T.

Amy Wicks said...

Jodi-

I'm so relived the surgery went well and you are on your way to recovery. We've been worrying, thinking about you and praying all day here in the office, and I've called Marilyn three times in Canada to keep her updated.

Julie Johnson said...

Jodi, I have been thinking about you and your family all day. Thanks for all of the updates and I hope you have an easy recovery. We miss you guys and will have to come visit sometime this summer.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the updates on Jodi. I will continue to pray and send positive thoughts her way. Jodi is so blessed to be surrounded by such a loving family and friends. Your family has touched so many lives, mine included. Stay strong!

Love, Jennifer (Johnson)