Monday, May 25, 2009

Surgery???

Jodi is tentatively scheduled for surgery tomorrow. How things go today will determine whether or not we proceed. The lumbar drain is turned off and we’re hoping the CSF leak has miraculously stopped so surgery won’t be necessary (she was leaking significantly as recently as yesterday afternoon). So, today is probably our last shot at avoiding a second surgery. If she does require surgery the doctors will go in through the same incision as last time and take more fat grafts to pack the area tightly in an attempt to stop the fluid leak for good. The same basic risks and recovery period will be associated with this second surgery as with the first which is why we have been sincerely hoping and praying it won’t be necessary.

Jodi also continues to have a fever and high white blood cell count which suggests infection but so far all tests have come up negative so we don’t know what exactly is causing that problem; just that she doesn’t feel good.

Jodi is sleeping right now and when she gets up we’re going to attempt walking a little and see how she does. We’ll keep you posted on how the day progresses…

Tolan

2 comments:

Gil said...

We keep a vigilant prayer for Jodi in our private prayers and as Missionaries. The whole "holy" BYUH campus prays for Jodi in every public prayer we've heard. We admire her grace and acceptance of this burden and pray for her to be healed and carry on with her role as wife and mother. We are all behind you. Love and blessings. Elder and Sister Craig

AA said...

Hi Jodi-
My name is Adrianne Andersen-
I don't know if you'll remember me or not, but I worked at McKay-Dee in the Child Development Center and took care of Trenden and Lindi when they were there. Cami Gibson shared your blog with me- for which I am so grateful! It is so good to hear that you are doing well and making progress! I know that it's got to be hard, but I also know that anything is possible- after the trial of your faith comes the blessings. One of my favorite scriptures is "Be still, and know that I am God" - He is in control and knows exactly who you are and is the only one that knows exactly what you are going through and how you feel. Things will work out, they always do, according to his plan for you and your family. I know that you are super strong, and will get through this. I also pray that you will have strength beyond your own and support from angels and others to help you. Please let me know if I can help at all- I now live in Bountiful and would be happy to let your family set up a half-way point in my home if you would like :)
Take care and stay positive- let hope replace fear "Look unto me in every thought, Doubt not, Fear not" D&C 6:36
:) Adrianne Andersen