Friday, October 17, 2008

The rock is out.

The rock was successfully removed along with Lily's adrenal gland this morning. Around 11:30 Dr. E brought a covered bucket by the waiting room and in typical Connolly/Mallory fashion- we jumped up to see the thing that has caused so much distress. I'm not much of a fisher, don't care to eat them, smell them or see them- but I get the "I once caught a fish this big..." jokes. For us it is now- " I once saw a tumor this big.." and I hope it will be the last I have to see. It was about the size of a softball and I'm sure by tomorrow it could very well be the size of a watermelon...but 8 centimeters was definitely a guess on the small side. She got to keep her kidney and her liver. She is a true champ. She has about a 6 inch incision on her right side about an inch above her belly button along her ribcage. The lump in her leg also came out and Dr. E had no guesses as to what it was. But from what I hear guys dig scars- so she's got two good battle wounds. I will give the gory details down the road so I don't start blubbering in front of the kind nurses who let me sneak onto the internet... She will be in the ICU for a day or two and then a few more days in the peds unit. We are hopeful that Dr. E got all of it- it looked very well encapsulated- although my degree in pathology is still pending. We will not know the tumor type for a few days. Thanks again for the thoughts and prayers- they have made all the difference.

1 comment:

  1. Jen, thank you for being so dedicated to this blog. You are an amazing writer and it is great being so informed. Please give Lily a hug "from some friends she doesn't know but who love her very much."
    Hugs, Heidi


Lily Kay Monkey

Lily Kay Monkey
November 2008 Photographed by Shelley Detton (7 Layer Studio)