Thursday, October 13, 2011

{Surgery Day One}

Day 1-2

Today Angela was admitted to duPont after she had her Nissen Fundoplucation done. Angela had this surgery because she was vomiting almost anything that was put into her belly.  She has learned how to eat and enjoy food over this past year and we would love for Angela to have the chance to eat all her food by mouth without vomiting so she can grow and develop.  

Day 1

The surgeon came out and told us that everything went beautiful and actually was pretty easy.  Of course in the Owens' world easy is a bit of a foreign concept -- one that we certainly can get used to!  Originally Angela was supposed to go to the ICU after her surgery, but due to lack of beds and the fact that she is doing really great we were able to come right up to the floor.

Day 1-3

The downside to all this is we were placed on the very same unit that Gavin died on -- very difficult.  I kinda knew it was a possibility but didn't really think it would happen.  When I heard them mention that we were going to 3E my heart started to pound.  Once we got up here to the floor so many difficult memories started going through my mind -- seeing the equipment, the bed, the staff -- just so difficult. But I let myself feel it all, had a little cry and now I'm feeling much better and once again thankful to God and also to my little boy for giving me this amazing little girl to care for and to walk through this surgery with.

Thanks for your prayers! Hoping these next few days will be nice and quiet.  Pray Angela can come off her oxygen, keep her pain under control and that we can get her up and playing.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

So glad things went well. Prayers for you all.

Kyla said...

So glad to hear that Angela is doing well post-op, but I'm sorry it has been a difficult day. I can only imagine. :(

Alicia said...

I hope everything is ok with her and she will be able to eat for you and I hope she will be back to her normal self in a few days

AnneMarie said...

you are all in my prayers this evening.

Phyllis said...

Hoping the worst part is over, emotionally and physically. Love Love Love the pictures of her in yesterdays blog post!

Jessica said...

So glad to hear that the surgery went well! Gabriel has an upcoming admission the first week of november... it will be torture for all of us. Our last inpt day was when Eithene died... not looking forward to it. Praying that Angela continues to do well!

Elisabeth said...

Praying for sweet Angela and for a speedy recovery.

I had the same heart pounding feeling when my sister announced that she would be having her baby at the same maternity ward my son was born in. He went to heaven shortly before his birth (October 22, 2009 and his little sister joined him on May 24, 2011) and I've never wanted to go back to that hospital again. Not sure how I'll handle it when it comes time for my niece or nephew to be born.

Taria M. said...

Seeing that beautiful little girl makes me smile. I'm thankful that God has used you and your family to change the life of a precious little girl. I pray for her healing, and for continued ease for her!

julie said...

So glad the surgery went well. Continued prayers for a fast recovery.