Post Surgery Update…
Brandon’s surgeon came to see us and give us an update on how he did in surgery. He opened the door to his hospital room already shaking his head and said “I don’t know how people live like that!”
Confused, Joan and I both asked “like what? What do you mean?” And he responded by pulling out a ball point pen from his pocket, showing me the tip of it and said “The opening of his intestines was that big around, as big as the end of the tip of my ball point pen.”
After our shock over that, he went on to tell us that he was able to successfully remove 8 inches of Brandon’s small intestine, and there was NO COLOSTOMY BAG NEEDED!!! Whoooooo! This is us jumping up and down and high-fiving each other and fist pumping and fist bumping and happy dancing and well, you get the picture
The other important thing that I asked the surgeon was if he could tell if the Humira injections and the other injection he takes weekly, were working. He said YES! We are thrilled with that news and are praising God for His goodness! This means that this could very well be our last surgery for a loooooooong time, maybe forever!
Right now, post surgery, Brandon is recovering and in a lot of pain. He is on oxygen and anti-nausea medications as well as a pain pump that he can push for more pain medication whenever he feels like he needs it. It will be a long night, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel yall! Are yall dancing with me?!?
I can’t wait to tell Brandon all about what his surgeon said tomorrow, and to read him all of your encouraging notes. Please keep them coming, because he is going to be in pain for awhile and it is so uplifting to his soul to hear your kind words.
Sleep well my friends, and keep praying on the 5’s! We love you all!