Thursday, May 19, 2011

After Surgery

Greetings all you blogger pals, Brandies mom here to update you!

Brandie says thank you for all your prayers, good thoughts, love and support.

Well surgery is done and Brandie is a real trooper! She is still quite groggy and very sore. She arrived to her room at about 7:20 this evening. It was killer pain when they moved her into her bed. I couldn't help myself, I cried right along with her!

The nurse gave her the little remote to push when she needs pain medication. The nurse said "you can push it every 6 minutes". Brandie pushed that button immediately! About 2 minutes later she says "has 6 minutes passed yet?" I feel so bad for her!!!  She can push that button every 2 seconds, however, the medicine will only dispence after the 6 minutes are up.

Brandie is resting better now. She comes in and out of sleep. She is talking really slow. She keeps telling me and the nurse she feels funny. I told her it's because she keeps pushing that button!! Her blood pressure has been getting a little low and then it gets better, so, they are keeping her on the oxygen overnite.

She can't use her arms to well because they are really sore from the surgery. Yep, you guessed it she is fretting over how in the world shewill be able brush her hair and brush her teeth. Blog Gamit! She worries way too much!!!

Brandie is sleeping really well right now. She is acually snoring! I am happy because she needs lots of rest.

Oh, and I must say her husband is absolutely wonderful. He is so attentive. Today before her surgery she had a headache and he stood there and rubbed her temples to help her feel better.

Well thats all for now. Will update later!
With love,
Momma

18 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the update. Still praying!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ellyn, thank you so much for the update! Brandie is in good hands with you and her husband by her side. I continue to pray for her speedy recovery and look forward to another night like Tuesday very soon.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you both for updating us! I was so worried about her and am so sorry that she's in such pain... I hope today bring her less pain and more rest. I know she is surrounded by a lot of love. Brandie, when you read this, I love you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. thanks for the update. it must be so hard to watch her in pain; rest is a good healer. love to you all:)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awww. My poor baby. :( I am so sorry that she is is pain., I sure hope that gets better very soon.

    And thank you SOOO much for the update! (((HUGS)))

    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  6. So thankful for the update! Praying!

    Steph

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the update Ellyn. Please let us know if there is anything you guys need during this rough time. Also, tell Brandie to put the hair brush DOWN! I don't care how cute the nurses are. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you for taking such good care of our dear friend, and thank you for updating us too. Much Love to all of you! xo

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sending more love and support from the blog world. So glad to hear the good news.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks foe the update. Glad she's getting some rest!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you! It sounds like she's in the best hands. That little button they give you post-op is so frustrating. :( Hope that her pain is better managed today, and that she stops worrying about silly things these early days!!! Glad to hear it went so well, and that she's doing so well despite the pain!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I just happened along your site here, but my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery are with you...it can be done, kick that cancer's butt!
    Nathalie

    ReplyDelete
  13. here's to a fast recovery!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for the update: we're so grateful! :)

    Hugs to all of you! (but really gentle ones for Brandie)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thank you for the update- I was wondering how she was doing. I'm hoping and praying for a speedy recovery for her.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you SO MUCH for the update! Brandie is constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Will keep checking back. Please reach out if any of you need any help during Brandie's recovery. amysphere @ gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sending her the best possible vibes.~Mary

    ReplyDelete
  18. Brandie, Brandie, Brandie, I can't let you gooo ooh oooh... Just had that song pop into my head. Hope you're smiling soon. Love you.

    ReplyDelete

Seeing your comments makes me smile! Thank you so much =)