Friday, May 16, 2008

Surgery Schedule

Check in at 9:00. Might have to get some bloodwork done ahead of time.
Then go to Operating Room. Nurses will talk with us as well as the anesthesiologist.
Procedure starts at 11:15. They will give us a pager. It will take about 4 hours (deep breath).
The doctors meet us after to tell us how great it went.
We go to recovery room and watch her wake up.
Ashley's fever seemed to subside last night. She isn't moaning this morning. I think that is a good sign of things to come. I'm scared and nervous, but I'm optimistic too.
Our pediatrician called us yesterday, Joyce. She told us that we caught this thing early.
One of the other doctors told us that in only 25% of the tumor removals do they go in without chemo or a biopsy. Those are the best situations.
I'm hanging on to every one of those words right now.

Tony

2 comments:

Mako said...

We are hoping and praying that everything goes even better than expected today. Ashley is a strong girl--she will surprise us all with her determination and her courage. She will teach us all how to be a fighter. All our love--Mako, Simon, Kylen, and Kendan

Brooke said...

I send you love as you take each step toward healing. And each step is precious along the way.