Thursday, May 12, 2011

Surgery Day, May 11th

Surgery was supposed to begin at 8 a.m. today. Because of an emergency surgery on a 3-week-old baby, Drew's surgery didn't start until 10. We were anticipating a 2-hour surgery, and it was right at 2 hours. The surgeon is very, very encouraged by what he found. The "mass" turned out to be mostly water!! The rib had been broken at least 4 times since last July, and was removed completely. It was, as they thought, totally useless in providing support any longer. Everything was sent to the lab for a complete biopsy, but the doctor is very hopeful that nothing is going to be found! He actually said it was the best he could have hoped for! We are rejoicing and literally ready to have a shouting fit!

Drew will have to have the chest tube for likely 2 days. We are hoping to get labs by Friday.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord! Thank you to all of you sweet friends for praying!


  1. PTL Kim! I know you have to be breathing a sigh of relief! We pray for your sweet family, a lady at church the other day asked me if I had heard anything yet. Can't wait to tell her! Love you, Tammy Mallard

  2. Hi Drew!
    My name is Jenna and I came across your site. u are an amazing brave courageous fighter, a warrior, champ and an inspirational hero.
    I was born with a rare life threatening disease.