Tuesday, May 14, 2013
After 5 hours of brain surgery on Monday, mom is doing very well. I went up this morning and visited, she was wide awake, had been in a chair for a couple of hours, and wanted a piece of cake. So, cake it was even though it was only 10:30 am.
Three surgeons came to see her while I was there, 2 from ENT and 1 Neurosurgeon. They are so pleased with her progress; she was moved from ICU up to a regular room and most likely will come home tomorrow.
As far as results, well we just don't know anything for sure yet. Doctors are all a bit puzzled as the mass does not look cancerous but they also don't know what it is. They took 4 fragments for biopsy so we are in a wait and see mode. We are hoping to get definitive answers next week.
Thank you SO very much for praying. Your prayers have been felt and have been very welcomed. The only comfort we have in this crazy world is knowing that, ultimately, God holds us in the palm of His precious Hands!!!
In other news...
After MUCH prayer and deliberation: Andrew and Melissa have decided to STAY in Arizona!!! I cannot express what the past several months have been like as they weighed the pros and cons of 2 job offers. In the end, Arizona won out and both Melissa's and Andrew's families are Elated!!! Again, thank you for your prayers ~~~ This momma is Delighted!
My Pool is Clean
The Lawn is mowed
And I will attempt to get to bed before Mid-Night!!!
Posted by Cindy Cain at 6:52 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Just a quick update on mom and the plan for the next few days.
It's going to be a special Mother's Day weekend for me. We will celebrate my youngest granddaughter's first birthday on Saturday. The family will all come join us at my home. We will share a meal together as well as play, swim, ride bikes and eat cake. I cannot believe my littlest blessing is already a year old. How quickly time flies.
Sunday, although no specific plans have been made, I will spend with my mom. I am planning on picking her up Friday night and holding her captive until Monday morning :) The only thing I am sure of for Sunday is that we will EAT! She Loves to go out so I'm sure we will head out to one of the many nearby eatery's and enjoy a meal together. It will be a sweet day followed by a very difficult Monday.
I will take mom to the hospital at 5:00 am Monday morning, where we will meet my sister and brother. It's been nearly 3 months since mom had her mini stroke but also since the doctors located a mass in her skull. Between insurance and doctor staffing issues we have been delayed in having this procedure done.
On Monday morning she will have a surgical halo placed into her skull and two surgeons will begin the procedure to determine whether the, now three, masses in her skull are cancerous or not.
After the halo has been placed, the first surgeon, (an ENT) will insert a tube and camera through her nasal passages into the center of her head. Once the ENT completes his process, the neurosurgeon will continue to the exact location of the largest mass. Once he reaches the delicate location, he will begin to scrape the bone as well as cut some of the tumor for biopsy purposes. We are unsure at this point as to the exact length of the surgery but we do know she will go straight to ICU and remain there for at least 13 hours but more likely a day or two depending on any side effects or complications.
Since she has had 2 mini strokes we are, of course, concerned for any type of bleeding or stroke activity.
Our family trusts greatly in the Greatest Physician to touch mom and bring each of us strength and peace for the days ahead.
Please join us in prayer as we, with great faith, walk toward the unknown.
Blessings to All!
Posted by Cindy Cain at 8:50 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013
A Widow's Might is a blog that has ministered to my heart during the 28 months since I lost Mark.
Today I am guest posting over on A Widow's Might, sharing about the victory of Courage over Fear.
Hop on over and make sure to leave a comment so I know you visited.
Thank you for all the support you have given to my heart during this process of grief.
You have encouraged me greatly!
Posted by Cindy Cain at 9:14 AM
Monday, April 29, 2013
It was my intent to update my total mouth restoration
The above photo was taken July 18, 2011
The day I had my braces put on
At age 52
This was taken tonight
Now at 54
21 months into my total mouth restoration
I am SO excited with the progress
My teeth look really yellow; it's just the color in the photo...
However, since you cannot use any type
Of teeth whiteners while you have braces
I will admit
I can't wait to get them off
And have my teeth Whitened :)
Only a few more months.....
Posted by Cindy Cain at 9:23 PM