Aug 14, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009 9:40 PM, CDT
Hello everyone...this is Ashley (Becky's little sister)
I am so sorry I have not been on here sooner. Of course upon getting back to our room at 9:30 - there were internet issues - anyways I'm in the lobby now writing this...
On a more important note,
Becky is recovering. We were able to see her briefly tonight (they had a shift change in between so later then expected) around 8ish I think it was. We were all happy to see her - felt like an ETERNITY!! That is the main thing about today - seeing her alive and well at the end of it all!
Unfortunately, surgery did not go as anticipated. I hate writing this as its not the news we were all expecting but, as I said, so long as we have her :)
It started around 9am (hard time finding a vein for IV). around 12pm (us girls were at lunch) but, Adam and his parents were notified that some "damage had been done to a main aretery" to her left leg I believe it was. This caused quite some delay as they had to take proper care to repair this severe problem (did a graph-sorry I don't know the spelling of these terms ;)
Before this happened they were able to remove a lot of the tumors on her abdominal wall (she has mesh there after).
So, unfortunately the tumors that were affecting her kidney and bowels were left untouched - too severe and they aren't sure if b/c of trmt/chemo/scar tissue or what but, they were "cement" like - too risky to touch.
I'm sorry if my times or 'medical' information is off - I tried taking notes but, it is so much information to take in! And well - the girls and Beck's mom were going to help me with this but, b/c of the delays with internet - its sleep time for them after this day!
They did not do a colostomy(sp?) bag - they didn't feel it was necessary at this time - they can do this as well as kidney removal if needed in the futue.
Dr B did say that there is tumors up front of the vaginal wall and we must watch the one on her tailbone - nerve damage - feeling in legs but, she hadn't had much problems prior to.
The main thing - they did get 'some' and she is alive and recovering. There are risks with every surgery and we all went in with that on our minds. After the issue w/ the artery - that fact really clicked in - made us all want to see her so badly after!
Please keep Becky in your thoughts and prayers! She'll need it more then ever. And thank for all your prayers so far.
I will keep you updated - we'll all be in to see her tomorrow!
I hope I have kind of explained things half decently. :)