Friday, August 31, 2007

Doing great!

Thanks to my wonderful mother-in-law, I was able to run up to the hospital and see Steph. It was so nice to be able to hug her neck! She is doing really well, just tired. She was up yesterday and took a walk around the "block." She and Scot told me about what they actually took out during surgery. They took about 1/3 of her large intestine and a small section of her small intestine then took all of the lymphnodes around that area. They will be doing some testing on that tissue and we should know more today about what kind of treatment we are looking at. She seems to be in very good spirits. My personal favorite was when her machines started beeping and flashing "code 24" (meaning it was unplugged) she picked up her call button to tell the nurse. Rather than just say "My machine is beeping" like a normal person she said (while holding the call button like a CB radio and using her best trucker voice) "Yes, we have a code 24...we have a code 24." I love it! I am also going to have to address the fact that she is a cheater. Steph, my Dad, Brian, my mom and I were all having a little contest before all this started. We were trying to eat healthy and loose a few pounds. Well, I don't think she should get to count the 5 pounds in organs she lost on Wednesday. I mean come on Steph, there are better ways to loose weight. So anyway, I am trying desperately to keep up with e-mails so if I don't e-mail you back right away please don't feel bad. It's only because I'm e-mailing the really important people first. JOKING! I am just getting A TON of e-mails but they are all so wonderful so keep 'em coming!

I did just find out today that Steph is not allowed to have ANY fast food. They said that if she were to get Ecoli it would be fatal. So I guess the raw meat pancakes I made are out of the question. I guess I will just put them in Claire and Drew's lunch. More later! God Bless!


Briana said...

Chrissy, I absolutely love you. I wanted to thank you for keeping us all updated. I call mom in St. Louis every time I see an update and tell her what is going on. Thanks again for the blogs! We know Steph will win this battle.

emily said...

i'm so glad to hear that steph is doing well! i wouldn't expect anything different!