Sunday, March 1, 2009

Olivia's Surgery

So, Liv had her surgery on Monday of this past week and she did so great! We got to Primary Childrens at 6 am, can I tell you how hard that was for me, and she had a check up done to make sure she wasn't sick or anything before they put her under. She was good to go! We waited about an hour in this room with all these other kids that had things going on that morning as well. When they finally came to get her, my emotions got the best of me, but whats new. We got to walk with her down this LONG hallway, I really don't think it was that long but it seemed to be that way, then the Dr took her from me. I handed her her most favorite stuffed animal, which by the way is a purple dragon, and she rubbed her face in it and forgot all about me! I cried all the way to the waiting room! It was so hard to let my little baby go and not know EXACTLY what was going on in that room! We waited about an hour or so then a call came into the room. The lady at the desk asked us to sit in a private room so the Dr could come talk to us. I was so scared! All the other parents waiting had their Dr talk to them right in front of everyone. We waited about ten minutes then he finally came in. Turns out he just doesn't like to share your news with everyone else! He told us that what they removed from her head was a hemangioma tumor. Its a cluster of veins that can grow very rapidly, which happened to her. He took out all that he could see, but there is a small possibility of it growing back. It also left a depression on her head so we have had to keep her all wrapped up this past week so it doesn't fill up with fluids. She was really cute with her bandages! For just having surgery she was pretty happy! I am so grateful for all of you who kept us in your prayers! She is doing great and I can't wait to see my sweet little Liv with a new look! I can't get my photos to upload, but I will get them on here asap! They are so funny!


Thomas Family said...

I am so glad that everything went well. That would be really hard but thank heavens for doctors. Your family is adorable!

Ashley said...

Surgery is so scary. As a parent I don't know how you would contain your emotions when they take them away. It is heart wrenching. I am glad the surgery went well and she is recovering.

HallWalking said...

Jess I had no idea you had to do this! How Scary! I am glad everything went well.