Friday, January 20, 2012

Surgery Day - continued

5:45 pm - Madeleine is finally out of surgery - it has been a long day for everyone! She came through the surgery great, and is now spending time in the recovery room for a few hours. She will be in the ICU tonight so that she gets lots of TLC - and her mom is going to be by her side as much as possible.

The doctors said that they took out 2 nodes on the opposite side from the major surgery (there were indications that these nodes could also be cancerous) and both lymph nodes came back NOT cancer. We are so grateful to God for this!

The longest part of the surgery was taking out all the lymph nodes on her left side. The doctors said that in addition to the enlarged lymph node, a few other nodes on that side appeared to be cancerous. They will do thorough testing of all the nodes that were removed. Then they will make recommendations for what to do from here on out.

For tonight, though, we just want to say thank you to all of you for your prayers for Madeleine and our family. We have been strengthened and encouraged by the stories of your prayers, as well as your notes of encouragement.


kelly said...

I am so happy to hear that Madeleine's surgery went well. I hope her recovery is fast and uneventful too. I pray that God gives you all strength and wisdom during this time and that Maddie feels all the love from all of us!

Ian Latimer said...

Congratulations Maddie, I'm glad everything went as well as it did! Now its time for a great and speedy recovery!

Rachael Crests said...

Way to kick some butt today Maddy :) <3

Debbie said...

So glad to know the surgery went well. We are sending lots of love and good thoughts your way...the Krohn family.