Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Update from PMH...


Just a very quick update about how things went with Meg's surgery because I'm really tired and can't think straight having sat in a hard chair in ICU all night!

Meg is doing really well. The surgery had no complications. She only needed two units of blood during the operation and they removed the right lobe of her liver, her gall bladder and shaved an area off her diaphragm where the tumour had stuck to it. When she came into ICU we were expecting her to still be intubated, but she wasn't, thankfully, and she was breathing on her own. She still had lots of "lines" in; central line in her neck, an arterial line in her wrist, two peripheral lines, a naso-gastric tube, nasal oxygen prongs, two drains coming out of her abdomen, a catheter and an epidural. She was pretty sick when she first came out and vomitted quite a lot, but that settled down eventually. Her central line, one periheral and the arterial lines are now out and she's doing so well that we've been transferred onto the ward and out of ICU! We were originally expecting to be in ICU for up to 4 days so that just shows how incredible she is.

So, we're now in room 7 on ward 5c (if anyone is passing) and she's still very "out of it". She can manage to nod or shake her head, but movement of any kind is really painful for her at the moment (even with the epidural).

All of your prayers and positive thoughts worked wonders - thank you all. Please keep them coming for a speedy recovery.
The first two pictures were taken this morning in ICU and the second one was taken about half an hour ago on the ward.




13 comments:

Shaz said...

What a fantastic little fighter our Meggie is. She's a real inspiration. Thinking of you all, take great care. Love and best wishes for a speedy recovery Meg, and for the rest of you, get some rest.... love always, Shaz...xxx

Anonymous said...

Ha!! Go Meg!!! You are so absolutely amazing. I bet your mum is in worse shape than you :-)

Jane, can pop over tomorrow afternoon, on my own if it suits, Do you need anything??

XX Lisa XX

Roebucks said...

Hi Jane & Meg

Oh, it was so good to have an update on your blog, Simon and I have been checking it all day - thank you because I know it is tough when you are in the middle of dealing with it all. It was hard to look at the photos of Meg with all those tubes, but she is a wonderwoman and I bet you are glad to be on the ward. We are praying for you 4 and look forward to bumping into you soon, its a pity the only place we bump into each other is the hospital!

Lots of Love
Simon, Karli & Oliver

jenny said...

hey megs :)
im so glad to hear that your doing well and that all your surgery went well, im in french at the moment on the computers but just wanted to pop on hear to see if there was any news and too leave you a comment :)
iv had a pretty boring but exciting week most of my year has gone to france and there are only 12 of us left back at school, going bowling this afternoon though and i was telling ellie about it im pretty rubbish so obviously dident get the good bowling genes haha.
not long now :) 2 weeks
hope your feeling better soon and im sure you will be bouncing about in no time again.
love you loads and loads
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

kiera said...

I was sitting with baited breath waiting to hear a good result from the amazing Meg!
Well done super-girl!!!

Hope you're fighting fit really soon.

xox
Kiera

Anonymous said...

Hi all of you

I have been waiting to hear good news to pass on to the children at school - I hope all their letters have arrived, sorry they were done in such a hurry.

Meg, you are truly an inspiration- there was someone praying from 2am uk time all day.

We look forward to hearing more soon.

Katie and the children from Stockton Primary. xxx

UNCLE STU said...

GO meggie GO!!!!! We love you and we are SOOOOOOOOOOO proud of you

Anonymous said...

Wow that is absolutely amazing and wonderful news! So happy for you Meg, I hope that things settle down quickly for you in terms of pain. Keep smiling girl, you are amazing!

Love Cath xx

Anonymous said...

Wow that is absolutely amazing and wonderful news! So happy for you Meg, I hope that things settle down quickly for you in terms of pain. Keep smiling girl, you are amazing!

Love Cath xx

Anonymous said...

Wow that is absolutely amazing and wonderful news! So happy for you Meg, I hope that things settle down quickly for you in terms of pain. Keep smiling girl, you are amazing!

Love Cath xx

Clare said...

Go Meg what a champ keep fighting all our love and prayers clare brian megan and alfie xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hey sweetie, we have a very special candle burning for you here sending you light, warmth love and good health...., hope you are feeling better. All our love
Lisa x x x

Anonymous said...

Meggs we are so happy to hear that you came through with flying colors, of couse we didn't expect anything less from you!!! Hope you are up and about soon!! We are praying for you and your family everyday and will check on you often.
All our love and Prayers,
The Siskey's