Monday, October 22, 2007

Surgery Update

Kelly came out of surgery at about 5:00 and is recovering quite well. Her doctor is amazed at how alert she is after the surgery she just had. As I write this, she is enjoying a popsicle in the beautiful, brand new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. It is so nice to have a private room and she likes having her own TV.

Dr. Muhonen was able to remove the tumor, but as we feared, it is the glioblastoma. It is behaving very aggressively and has already grown since her MRI last Wednesday. We will find out this week what her next treatment plan will be.

We really appreciate all of your kind thoughts and prayers. She really needs them now more than ever as she has a really tough fight ahead of her.

Thank you so much to Linda and Tricia for spending today with us. It helped so much having you here.


Fran said...

Keep that smile on our face and keep fighting.

You are in our prayers and hearts.
We are sending postive energy and love from Portland, OR.

Fran and Marisa Berg
(T and E friends)

Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly,
So glad to hear you're already enjoying things like a popsicle & tv so soon after surgery! You are amazing! We love you!!
Love & hugs,
Aunt Tracy, Uncle Tom, Emily & Jake

Lori Tonick said...

Hi Kelly,
We are glad to hear you are so alert after your surgery. You are a very strong girl and your strength and positive attitude will get you through this. You are a role model to all of us. We love you and are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Tonick Family

Anonymous said...

Glad to read that you are doing so well after your surgery, but I didn't expect anything less.


Cousin Emily said...

Hey Kelly,
I'm glad your doing so well after surgery! I love you so much! I look up to you so much cause I know you are handling this better than I ever could.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update - we've been thinking about you guys all day.
It's good that you can get some rest in pleasant surroundings. We realized today that Amy's dad knows your doctor. He says you're in great hands- but you already know that.
Love, The Jenkins family

Nancy said...

Hang in there! So glad your are enjoying your newly christened Peds unit! You are a Super Star eating a popsicle so soon after surgery. Our prayers are with you! You are strong and will get through this in your own way. Anthony is looking forward to another long game of pool with you. He said whenever you are ready give him a call. Hugs to Mom and Dad, Megan and Shannon
the Nicolosi Family

Tricia said...

Hi Kelly,
Thank you for letting me spend the day with you and your mom & dad. It is always so nice to see your smiling face and super personality. Oh, and sorry our voices were louder then your T.V. :-)
I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Aunt Denise said...

I had to wait until morning to get your surgery update. I just called your Nana and Poppie. They are so glad you came through so well. I believe that you can fight this thing. You are small but you are mighty. Rest and get better.
All Love
Aunt Denise

Terri Maganini said...

Hi Kelly,
We had a great time at Disneyland with you. Keep up your great spirits and great attitude. I need someone to ride with me on Autopia, are you in?
Our prayers are with you,
Terri, Tony, Joey
and Ryan

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of how strong you are. You know you are my HERO!!!!! I love you so much and hope to visit you soon. Muah!!!!


Laurie Martin said...

Hey Kelly!

You are a real trooper, young lady, and your courage and strength are amazing. So they saved the new section of the hospital for you?! Only the best for you, sweetie. You are in our daily prayers and my students are sending their arrow prayers and asking God to keep you strong. So glad your Dad got to be with you for your surgery. Love to your family and a big hug and kiss for you.

Laurie and Mark

debbie said...

We have been following on your blog all along, and are sending prayers and positive thoughts. We left a package at your door - if it didn't get blown away! :) We hope it will help pass time while you are in the hospital. Continue to be strong - we are all inspired by you!
The Palmer Family

The Queen said...

Hey Baby!
Know that I am surrounding you in loving white healing angel light. You are one strong cookie my friend. Stay strong but remember to giggle along the way ok? I mean the stuff they do to our bodies for this cancer crud?!? I mean who thinks up this stuff? I laugh at everything now. So glad to hear you got good room digs and great doc's. (any of them single? cute? rich? ;) ) And what were you thinking letting Catalina Eddy drive in Hawaii? You ARE brave!
If you feel up to it, come play with us on Halloween. Julie and Molly will be here too :).
Hugs Love and Light,
Caroline and Crew..
Chris Robin Makita and Porter

Shannon said...

We're so happy all went well with your surgery. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you all the best(because you deserve it!!) Hope to see you really soon, <3 Shannon Hargis & family