Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Post Surgery...phew!

APRIL 28th, 2010
At 4:25PM Dr. Harding came into the waiting room and let us know everything went great— as good as it could possibly go. He mentioned it took longer because she is too skinny and, because of this, it's more difficult extracting the tissue. The girl needs more bratwurst! I pressed and asked him on a scale of 1-10, what's the grade? He said he'd give it a 9 and followed that he's a perfectionist and probably will never achieve a 10. I believe him. Dr. Mosharrafa followed about an hour an a half latter and pretty much said the same thing...all went smoothly. Incidentally, his score was a 10/10! Perfect.

The St. Joe's recovery room was a cross between some episode of ER & MASH, meets Taxi. Lots of beeping, moaning and shouting...mixed with a few of Phoenix's finest deputies joking around while one of their suspects was recuperating two spots down from k. Diane joked that when he woke up, his room wasn't going to be nearly as nice as Kiki's. (We spent around 3 hours here while we waited for our room, but sadly, no Bret Michaels sighting).

Phew...after all that, she's doing great. Her vitals are awesome but she's definitely zonked. Per her request via a red button, she's getting pain meds administered every few hours. If all goes well, we'll have her home and resting by tomorrow night. Thanks again for all the love and support. After today, I'd say we're on the 50yard line, with a heckof a long way to go— but we'll get there. By the way, right before she went to sleep I got her to smile...as you know, she's beautiful, inside and out!
n

10 comments:

  1. Awesome to hear! goooooo KIKI :) xoxo
    -caitlin

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  2. I couldn't sleep, so thought I'd check in on you. I thought about you all day, and I'm thrilled to hear the news that all went well. I'm here for you for whatever you need. Love you - Pat Mersiowsky

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  3. Way to go. Keep up the good work. Love and prayers from Milwaukee.

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  4. So glad to hear all went well and you're through the first hurdle (although I'm sure it feels like you're an olympic runner by now) I can't wait to wrap my arms around you and tell you how proud I am of you. I'n sending lots of hugs and kisses today. Love you!!

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  5. Praise God that all went well...Nick you do a wonderful job of writing and letting everyone know what is happening...feel like we are right there with you. Prayer warriors here in pa are working hard! Kristin is a positive precious wife/mommy and she is going to heal and get well:) You are all surrounded with positive energy and buckets of love...praying that you get rest as you need it...give hugs and love to Kristin, giggle hugs to the children and blessings that you have your Mom there, Blessings, Deborah McLean, (your moms pink pastor) :)

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  6. Thank you for the excellent updates Nick! Rest when you can so you stay well & strong for her my friend.

    K - now is the time to nurture yourself, take advantage of the drugs and let others take care of you. It is wonderfult that you are one tough cookie but it is important that you rest as this is when healing happens. Spending time each morning in thoughtful prayer for your full recovery. Sending loving, warm hugs! (Nick, leave her drugs alone brother :) lol!)

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  7. Thinking of you as you become medically astute on all the followup happenings. Thank goodness that everything went so well! I hope that the morning was good and that you feel like some of this is behind you. Sending many prayers and positive energy. With love from Cousin Julie.

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  8. We are happy to hear everything went well! Thank you so much for sharing the journey with us. We will continue to send healing, restful energy Kiki's way...

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  9. Hey Hower Family!!
    Sending you good vibes from the Catskills!! Thank you for keeping us updated, it means a lot. Your on our thoughts.
    Keith Audrey & William

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  10. So happy to hear things went well! We are thinking of you daily! :)

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