Roller Coaster

3 Oct

Today was Kaeden’s surgery to remove the cyst on the back of his head. I really want to thank everyone who was praying for Kaeden (and his parents) today, we could feel your love and really felt God with us today! Especially about 60 minutes into the estimated 30 minute procedure, when we were paged back to our room by the surgery staff (although we were already there). The Surgeon came in to tell us that they found a “root” about a millimeter thick that went into the bone and said they had called in a Neurosurgeon to take a look. (side note: About a year ago he had an MRI to make sure that the cyst didn’t go through the bone to his brain. Which, of course, showed it didn’t) So, the surgeon tells us that we may have to stay the night so that they can watch him after they remove a piece of his skull and remove the “root” from his brain … It would be at least another hour. (remember, this was supposed to take 30 minutes – we had been there since 8:25 and it was 1pm)

Right about now, I should have been freaking out, I knew I should have been. But I felt this overwhelming sense of calmness. I knew that God was with us and he was watching over Kaeden, nothing would go wrong.

Neil decided he would go home and get some things, but first, since my phone was dead, I needed to use his phone to call my parents to fill them in. Right after I got off the phone with my dad (it had been maybe 20 minutes since we talked to the doctor) our pager went off again. Ok, I will admit that this time, a little bit of panic set in. Why would they be paging us again so soon?

The surgeon’s (the general surgeon and the neurosurgeon) came in about 15 minutes later to let us know that Kaeden was done and in recovery! They didn’t have to go into his brain after all! <sigh> But, they did have to drill a hole in his skull to get the whole “root” out. However, it seems that removing a piece of his skull isn’t really a big deal, they sewed him up and we got to go home! Woah! What a Roller Coaster Day today was!


ps. I have some pictures I will probably post, just not tonight, I am exausted!


2 Responses to “Roller Coaster”

  1. Shana October 6, 2008 at 21:44 #

    Sounds like you had nerve wracking experience. So glad it had a good outcome. Give Kaeden a big hug from me.

  2. Erin October 16, 2008 at 21:44 #

    Wanted to know how you, Neal, and the little man are doing this week. Is he healing well? Keep us posted.

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