I'll be heading to Indy tonight to be with my family as my mama faces surgery early tomorrow morning. They will remove most of her sternum and the tumor behind it. It is a radical procedure, but is the only hope we have to prolong her life. Had she not been healthy enough otherwise to be able to sustain this kind of procedure, the doctors said they had nothing else to offer her except to keep her comfortable. So we forge ahead...she will have a 4-6 month recovery period before they begin chemo treatments, thank goodness.
It 's a long surgery, and she will be in ICU on a ventilator for a couple days following. They need to keep her completely still for awhile obviously. No deep breaths, etc.
My plan is to stay with her until she's off the ventilator and in a regular room.
I will hopefully be back for Make it 4 Monday on Sunday evening.
Thank you all so very, very much for your words of kindness, support, and care for me, my mama, and our family. I've really felt lifted. If you would, please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow. I will post an update on the ::cottage instincts:: facebook page as soon as she's out of operating room.
Aren't they cute?
Oh yeah, and 3 for Thursday will be back next week. I've got some great gals to show off!