Monday, November 23, 2009

Surgery = Success!

Today was a long, long day but such a wonderful day as Jordan’s surgery went very well!! We spent the first half of the day trying to entertain a hungry, fasting child as we were shuttled between appointments with cardiology and audiology in order to prepare for chemotherapy next week. We were already exhausted when the surgery started at 3:00 pm. Fortunately, Dr. Bergman was able to remove the ENTIRE tumor as well as put in the semi-permanent catheter for chemotherapy. The tumor was 3 inches long , way too big for such a little girl. The entire procedure lasted just under three hours.

Craig and I went to recovery, excited to see our baby girl and ecstatic about the surgery results. Unfortunately, Jordan ended up being in recovery longer than she was in surgery as we didn’t leave to go up to her room until almost 10:00 pm. Jordan had some issues with her respiratory rate, but luckily Dr. Spiteri, her anesthesiologist, was able to address the issue. We were very lucky to have two physicians who were so caring towards our daughter and did excellent jobs treating her today. Jordan is in her room now, with a billion tubes hooked up to her, but seems to be doing well.

We are so thankful that God answered our prayers today with the surgery, but we are now awaiting the results of the tumor pathology that will ultimately dictate Jordan’s treatment plan. We should have the results and begin treatment by next week. Thank you for all the prayers and words of encouragement...they have meant so much to us as we prepared for today. We ask that you please keep our daughter in your prayers during this next week of waiting and planning.

8 comments:

Erin said...

Yea, yea! We are so excited for her and will continue to keep her in our thoughts and prayers...as well as Mommy and Daddy who are doing such a wonderful job!!

Mae Flower and Gene Bug said...

Praise God! I am so happy that the surgery was a success. I am thinking about you guys!

Teri said...

That is wonderful news! I'm so glad they removed all of it. Bless her heart. We will keep you guys in our prayers.

Karen Haigh said...

We are friends of Nancy & Fred. THANK GOD. prayers are being answered. She is on a ton of prayers list. Continued best wishes to the entire family. More prayers for you to stay strong and for your adorable little girl to sustain her courageous battle. Karen & Norman

Allena said...

Such amazing news!! I'm so happy to hear the surgery was successful. I will continue to pray and pass along your blog to anyone who will listen to me. :) Please let me know if there's anything we can do from TX for you!!!

Liz said...

I was so relieved to hear the surgery went well. Myself, the rest of the Novartis EBM group, and my friends/family are praying for Jordan. Also, I have a friend Heather who has been through your situation with her daughter Sadie who is now in remission from her neuroblastoma. Heather's email is heather.dawson@gmail.com. I put her in touch with Craig via his Novartis email account Monday and in her return email is also her phone number. Heather offered her help if you need anything in terms of advice on doctors, support, or someone just to talk to that's been there. Please also know that I am here to help and support your family in any way. My prayers will be for God to help and support Jordan and your family to successfully overcome this disease.

homa said...

Thank God!! We are so happy that the surgery went well. We shall keep Jordan in our prayers and thoughts. Wish you the very best in these tough times. Big hugs and kisses to Jordan

Justin said...

We are praying for Jordan and for your family. I know that God has his plans in place for all of you and that His love is all around you. It is so wonderful that the doctor's were able to remove the tumor!

We are friends of Kyle and Erika Sears, and we will be sure to have our prayer network working overtime for Jordan!

Jen & Justin Collier