Thursday, May 28, 2009

Surgery Complete

Nate's surgery was completed by about 4pm. The doctors said it went as expected and they removed a large portion of the tumor. Nate is going to spend the night in the ICU here at Detroit Receiving and will most likely complete his recovery on the 5th floor of Karmanos where we have spent the last 6 days. When they took me back to see him he was awake and breathing on his own. His head is wrapped with a thick white bandage that covers his ears so I have to speak loudly for him to hear me. He was able to speak shortly after coming out of surgery, but it took a lot of effort. He feels pressure where the surgery was performed, but no pain other than a sore and swollen throat left from the ventilator tube.

20 comments:

debbie said...

Dear Nate and family,

We have been praying and thinking of you all day!! We were so thankful that the surgery went well. We will continue to ask God to keep you in his care. Our hearts are with you!! Love, Jeff, Debbie, Nate, and Avery Wine

Anonymous said...

Dear Nate, Deb and kids~

We have been sending you strong prayers throughout the day! Detroit's hospitals are some of the best in the country. We will pray for God to continue to watch over you.Love the Blaszak family

Anonymous said...

Love to you all.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nate and Deb,
We have held you in our prayers today and praise God that Nate made it through surgery so successfully. We will continue to pray.
Love, Joy and Casey Stengel

Pam said...

We have been keeping your whole family in our prayers all day at Polk. I am so glad the surgery went well. Stay strong and know that you are all loved!
Pam Kemp

Anonymous said...

Dear Nate Deb and family
Praise God that the surgery went well! May the Lord bless you and keep you, May he make His face to shine upon you and give you His peace. Amen
I will be praying!

Anonymous said...

We're relieved to hear the surgery was successful and hope Nate's pain subsides as he recovers from it. We love you! Rebecca & Gustavo

Salome Ellen said...

Praise God. Prayers continuing. (I'm from Grace in PH)

Dale said...

Wow! glad to hear it went well. we hope and pray that you'll be back home soon. thanks to God that this was operable. now you're like a newborn again, don't poke the soft spot! We are praying for you all. With Love.

Anessa said...

Oh my dearest Deb. My prayers have been with you, Nate, Morgan and Landon throughout the day today. I am so glad to hear that the surgery went so well. I will continue to pray for a strong recovery, strength and wisdom for all of you (both of your families as well) and for the kids. I miss doing music with them. :) Maybe Morgan could sing Daddy a song and Landon could keep a drum beat. They were so good at that. Much love goes out to all of you. I will also pray that you get good sleep tonight.
Anessa

shannon, mom, wife, blogger said...

deb, nate and family,
i just saw through facebook what your family has been going through over the past year. know that you are all in matt and my prayers. i am so touched by your courage and your faithfulness. your bravery is inspiring.
be well and be strong - the Lord hears us and knows the way.
love,
shannon and matt schans

Anonymous said...

Dear Nate, Deb and Family,

I have been praying all day that the surgery goes well. I'm glad to hear that it was successful. We have kept you and your families in our prayers constantly. We hope that Nate is feeling better soon. The kids send their love too. Love, Barb, Robbie, Ben & Daniel Agar

Anonymous said...

Dear Nate and Debbie,

Praise God for answered prayers. We continue to ask for His healing for a quick recovery.

Anonymous said...

So glad things went well with the surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.

hmjones said...

Nate (and Deb),
Prayers lifted up to you from the Pittsburgh Brain Tumor Support Group. Hope you can get home to some non-hospital food soon! Rest in God's Grace and Peace.
Mark J.

Anonymous said...

Nate and Deb, We're praising God with you for His great mercy in bringing you safely through the surgery. Obviously His message is, "Not yet, my son". We admire your courage and hold up a banner of hope with you. Our entire church was praying for you yesterday and we'll continue until God brings you through. You cannot know how much you are loved, but we pray that the comfort of the Holy Spirit will hold you fast, surround you in peace, and offer hope in your darkest night. Gary and Barb Wiemers in McCook

William said...

Nate and Deb,

You have been in our thoughts and prayers regarding this surgery. We have been praying for God's mercy on you throughout the surgery and recovery period. We love you and pray for strength as you take the next steps.
Love, Bill and Janie

MJJ said...

Dear Nate and family,
We are so thankful the surgery went well. We will continue to pray for you all.
Rick and Cassa Haney, mccook,ne

Anonymous said...

Deb and Nate,

We are always thinking of you both and sending love your way.

Allison, Tony, and Anthony

Anonymous said...

We think of you all so often and send our love.