Friday, April 10, 2009

Update On Andy

Andy is out of surgery and doing well. The Dr. said the navigation system worked perfectly and they were able to remove all of the tumor. (they think) The Dr. said he would call it a gross total resection. He sent samples to IU and we should know more in a couple weeks. Andy will get his staples out in 10 -14 days as well as have a head CT in the morning an an MRI within 24 hours.
He is waking up. His left side is moving fine but his right side is a little weak. The Dr. said not to worry or panic, sometimes just working in that area stuns the brain and it will take awhile for it to catch up....maybe a couple of days. So please pray that the right side of Andy's body catches up in movement and strength so no therapy would be necessary. As well as his speech would be fine...he understands everything the Dr. is saying but is not talking himself...pray for that too.

I have not been able to see him yet, but hopefully will be able to in an hour or so. He is being preped to be moved to ICU.

More later.

34 comments:

Amy Garthwaite said...

That is wonderful news we will continue to pray!

Eloise said...

Praying fervently for Andy's healing and for peace and comfort for you. Take care of yourself! You are an amazing wife, mother and child of God.

Linda said...

Praying for Andy in Rome, GA.

Boothbloggers said...

That is awesome news! Our family will keep up the prayers going up!!

Donna said...

Thank you for the update - all sounds good - continuing to pray in so cal.

rebecca s said...

I am so glad your husbands surgery went well. We will pray that he regains full use of his right side and for peace of mind and calmness for both of you.

Carla J. Winn aka cj aka nannie said...

Great News, Praise God for He is The Healer. Doctors treat but God truely heals. Still praying in Oklahoma, hugs, cj aka nannie

Susan said...

Hi! I just came to your blog from Kelly's (Harpers') blog. I'm excited to see that you are from Indy. I am east of Indy near Greenfield. I wanted to let you know that if you need anything, please feel free to ask me- I don't know you, but I'd love to help you if you have a need. Not sure whether you have family close or anything...since I don't know you :)
I am praying for your husband, specifically petitioning to God for good news and to regain function of the right side. Also praying for peace and sustanance for you.
Please take care of yourself and seriously, I am more than willing to help you if you need anything,please ask.

Susan
414-6047
smcollins99@hotmail.com
www.mycollinsfamilyblog.blogspot.com

kelli and joe said...

Thank goodness everything went as planned! Thank you for the updates...I have been on pins and needles :). We will continue to pray for Andy's recovery!

CinderellaMommy said...

Praising God for the success of your husband's surgery! We'll keep you both in our family's prayers. Happy Easter!

SW WI MOMMY

McChatterbox said...

I came over here after reading the prayer request on Kelly's blog. I just went back and read your blog from the beginning. This has certainly been a rough time for both of you. I will be adding you both to my prayer list. I know that you are trusting in the Lord and HE will give you the grace to get through this. Also praying that you will have an easy delivery when Rigg arrives and that he will be a healthy baby. Prayerfully and sincerely
Nelle

Judy said...

Praying in PA! Believing for complete healing for Andy!

Lindsay said...

Hi, my name is Lindsay from South Africa. I read another blog which mentioned praying for your family. Just a note say I am touched by your story and hope all goes well for you and your family! Will keep praying from this side of the world! God bless!

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

It is great that everything went well. We will be praying for your specific requests and WOW on your comments - people are praying everywhere.

Sue said...

I found you through Kelly's blog and want you to know that I am praying for you here in Alabama. I will be checking for updates and will continue to pray for you during this time.

LucieP said...

hi I'm visiting from Kelly's page and wanted to let you know you are not alone, we are praying for you and your faith in Him is inmeasurable!

I am so happy to hear that the surgery went well.

I was reading some previous posts and in one in particular, you stated that God reminds you you are not in control and He reminds you whatever "it" is, it is for His glory. I have to repeat that to myself a lot--sometimes more frequently but in its simplicity, it grounds me.

momofall said...

So thankful to hear the surgery went well. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Our God is in the miracle business. I read about Andy's surgery on Kelly's blog. That girl is a prayer warrior and continues to round up other warriors. I WILL be praying for you and your family. God bless. Phillipians 4:13 from So. IL

The Foster Home said...

Just came across your site, via Harper's page. Just wanted to let you know there is one more family out in cyberspace praying for you and your family

Praying from Dallas, Ga

tootie said...

I found your blog through Kelly's Korner.

Just wanted to say that I am praying for you and your family!!

Anonymous said...

We have been thinking and praying for you and Andy all day. So glad to hear he is out of surgery. We continue to lift you up as Andy deals with the post-surgery issues and begins the healing process. Praying praying praying....
~Tim & Amy Felt

Magnolia Mom said...

So wonderful to hear the good news. We'll continue to pray for yall. (Found your blog from Kelly's Korner)

jsmith said...

Praying without ceasing here in Ohio. He is the Healer and Miracle Worker. May He grant you strength and peace.

LyndsayM said...

Hello from Ohio.
Letting you know we just found out about the two of you today, and have been praying all day! You and your husband are truly an amazing couple. You and your hubby and your new little one will continue to be in our prayers!

Krista Lynn said...

Praise that he's out of surgery! I will continue to pray as he recovers! Praying for you as you see him as well!
Many prayers this Good Friday,
Krista

Meredith said...

We're still praying here! Great news!!!!

His Doorkeeper said...

Came over from Kelly's Korner to tell you that I am lifting you and Andy up to the Lord in my prayers.
Bless your heart, you have had so much on you but as I read your blog, I see Jesus has already walked beside you in a terrible time. I pray He continues to carry you again. God bless you!

Jill said...

I came across your blog from Kelly's Corner and what you are going through with your husband brings back so many memories. My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor last June. His was malignant, but was thankfully totally removed. He has completed chemo and radiation and is now cancer free.

My husband's was found after severe headaches, but he did have 1 seizure several weeks after surgery. If you ask him, the worst part of the entire ordeal was not driving for 6 months. I will keep you in my prayers in the weeks to come.

Jessica said...

I came across your blog from Kelly's Corner. You're one strong woman...you've been handed such trials and you seem to deal with such grace. We'll be praying for healing for you family.

Mich said...

Just found your blog today. What faith! Thank you walking us through your experience daily, so we can be inspired to count our blessings each and every day and be reminded of what an AWESOME Lord we serve.
I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for your family from Japan.

Sarah

Patti said...

Saw your prayer request on Kelly's blog....I am praying in Portland Oregon. God is faithful!

Brian and Karen said...

Hi. You do not know me, but I stumbled across your blog through Kelly's Korner and I just wanted to encourage you and let you know that I am praying for you and your family.

My husband was diagnosed at age 25 with a brain tumor on the right frontal/temporal lobe (affecting his left side post-op). His first surgery was successful and he was in remission for 18 months; but he had a recurrence in June of 2005 and the Lord called him home on June 19th, 2006. I have so much information that I would love to share with you. A brain tumor diagnosis can be very difficult to understand and can be very scary at times.

I don't want to leave a ton of information on here, but I would love to help you with anything I can. I can provide you with info on getting second opinions (which I HIGHLY recommend), info on controlling seizures, info on dealing with insurance companies, and info on just trying to get through this new journey as a wife and caregiver. Mostly though, I would just love to keep praying for you and with you.

If you want to chat or ask questions, you can email me through my blog.

God bless and many prayers to you and your family.
~Karen

Lynn said...

I was led to your blog through Kelly's Korner...will most definitely keep your situation in prayer!!! Will pray the news continues to get better! Keep the faith!! As Carla J. said in her comment, God heals!! AMEN!!

Thoughts and prayers!

bunchofbull-ers! said...

I will be praying for Andy's complete healing and for your strength, comfort and peace.

God bless you.

Kelly
andiegrace.blogspot.com