Wednesday, April 21, 2010


That is some incision!  It's 10 - 12 inches long and is closed with staples.  The doctors are watching for infection so Reba is getting antibiotics and all other meds (yeah morphine) through her port.  She can't eat until she passes gas so she is up and walking the floors.  It's a little unnerving to hear such loud burps coming from such a tiny body:)  The gas in her bowels is starting to move but she told me this morning it's painful and the morphine doesn't cut that kind of pain.  She'll keep walking and hopefully it will pass before too long.  Reebs is really hungry and is dreaming of food.  She's looking forward to the hospital chicken broth so she must be starving!  She'll be in the hospital until Saturday.  More later in the week.   Louisa

Monday, April 19, 2010

She never ceases to amaze.....

Surgery today was 4 1/2 hours!!  Reba was thrilled she was going into room 6 (her lucky number) and it certainly seemed to work!   Dr. Duggan told us she couldn't see anything new.   She did biopsy several places including lymph glands and we'll know more once those labs come in.  Reba woke up in quite a bit of pain, but is now happy in morphine land.  We watched Dancing with the Stars for a bit and she was her usual positive, chatty self.  She is a healing machine.  Today was a good day.    Louisa

Ok I changed my mind!

I actually AM excited about today!  I'm really looking forward to making more progress in this fight and today's a BIG step in that progress so what's not to be excited about!?

The next blog will be via Louisa.  She will let you all know how the surgery went and I'm sure she'll fill you in on my medication induced antics ;)  Should be interesting!

Stay tuned mi amigos.

Love, Reba

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Surgery Eve!

In less than 24 hours I will be through my surgery!  YaY!

I've spent today doing laundry, cleaning house and just finishing up preparing for the hospital stay.  Travis came to visit and we just watched a funny movie together.  Brenna's coming down a little later :)

I wouldn't say I'm excited about tomorrow, but I am looking forward to having one more step in this process behind me.  I'll check in with you all again post op!!!

Hope your weekend was a fun, productive one and that everyone has a great week ahead of them.

Besos, Reba