Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Erin Update - 7:30 PM

About a half hour ago Rob decided he was going to the hospital since we had not heard anything all day. We spent the early evening outside around the pool sipping wine and had dinner out there as well -- nachos that Ron made. As Rob was driving to the hospital Dr. Jackler called to let him know the surgery is over.

They got ALL the tumor and they were able to save the carotid artery!!!! Fanstatic news. The tumor was extremely agressive and it did invade the durra (sp? the lining of the brain) and they had to replace some of it. She had to have 3 units of blood and was only able to give 1 unit herself before the surgery. The other doctors are now closing her up which is a very intricate thing as well and takes time.

I am sure that God heard each and every one of you and we are ever so grateful!



Pam said...

YAY GOD! Oh...This just brings tears to my eyes! I'm soooo relieved that it went well. Thanks so much for the update!


Marla said...

Thank you, THANK you Diane for the update. Erin was on my mind all day. Give her a big, fat hug for me.

txpurplerose34 said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! God is good! Love and hugs to all of you,

Stanley said...

Prayer is such a powerful weapon and God certainly heard all of them for Erin. We're so happy that only one surgery was required to remove the tumor. We'll keep storming heaven with prayer for Erin's complete and speedy recovery. Keep the wine flowing in celebration. Thanks for all you're wonderful updates and great pictures of everyone. Love to all and give Erin a big hug and kiss for us.
Eileen & Stan