Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Surgery was a SUCCESS

Hello blog friends.  I write this with tears of joy and am happy to share with you that my granddaughter's brain surgery to remove an AVM was successful. 

 My son posted on his FaceBook page the following:  "Kaitlyn arrived back in her room at 1810 (6:10 pm) after a LONG day of surgery. She is doing awesome. Awake, talking, and has the use of most of her motor skills. She came back into her room upset because the boy (i.e. neurosurgeon) who did her hair, did not do a very good job with her ponytail. At least her priorities are straight.  Best news of all: the AVM is gone. 100% gone.
Angiogram confirmed it. "


  Leave it to my granddaughter to be upset with the neurosurgeon because he did not do a good job with her ponytail. That is my girl. Thank you all, everyone, for your continued vigil of prayers and thoughts these past few weeks.  I know that it was your prayers that aided the medical team's hands and ensured that Kaitlyn would come out of this with flying colors.   She will have a long night this evening as she has so many wires and probes on her to measure her post surgery vitals...something that she hates.  But then a feisty patient is a healing patient.  This is the best Christmas present I could ever receive.  Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch

26 comments:

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Dari,

I am so happy to hear that all is now well. What an adorable little doll she is!

just call me jo said...

Prayers are answered. I'm so happy for your granddaughter and you. What a relief! Now breathe.

Beach House Living said...

Wonderful news. May her recovery be a speedy one.

Robin Larkspur said...

You must all be exhausted, but so relieved and renewed. Blessings to you all, and special blessings for Kaitlyn and a super recovery!

Cindy said...

Praise God and I will pray she has an uneventful full recovery!

Doris Sturm said...

That's wonderful news. I bet this year will be a very memorable Christmas for you and your family. All the best and God bless you!

paperbird said...

I am so sad to hear the struggles that your family has been going through but SO very happy to hear of the happy outcome. I hope your Grand Daughter will recover quickly. Take care and sweet blessings to you.

Domestic Witch said...

Oh so happy for you!!!

Bettyann said...

what a relief for you and your family...sending you a giant hug and many prayers..so happy for you

Tina Eudora said...

Wonderful news! I am so happy to hear all went well Dari and tonight is a time for thanksgiving prayers for this miracle!
What a special and sassy little lady she is! Sleep well grandma...
Tina xo

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you and the family! Now it will be a family story she will pass on to her own kids someday. Here's hoping for a very speedy recovery and a joyous holiday together.

-Pam

seanymph said...

I havent been around for a bit and I just saw this. I am so glad your lil ravioli is ok now. Im sure this has been so hard. I will pray that she recovers quickly. Hugs.

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

So glad to hear....she'll be up and running all ready for Christmas morning! Have to have a word in Santas ear about getting her something pretty for her hair :)

shirley said...

I am so thrilled to hear the wonderful news. She one very brave girl..and feisty is good.

She sounds adorable, and I could feel the happiness in her dad's posting on facebook.

Barb said...

Dari,

God answered your (our) prayers.
Praise Him.

Big hugs,
Barb

Magic Gypsy said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!

Ana said...

I'm sorry I haven't over for a visit in a while...Didn't now about your little Ravioli...Happy to hear she is doing well and that the surgery was a success. May her recovery be a quick one. Blessings to you and yours my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Jacque said...

Hey Witch!

I've been wagging behind with my blogging and just now read your news. I am so sorry to hear about all the issues going on with your lil ravioli! I never underestimate the power of prayer and of the spoken word. God is good and He heard the prayers of His children. I know her recovery will be complete!

Have a great weekend!

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful and precious Christmas gift. God is certainly good. Hope all your celebrations this holiday season are joyful and filled with love.

Hugs, Kathleen

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

My first day on blog rounds after an autumnal blogging hiatus, and what news I find here!

What great joy - and relief - you must have.

Blessings to her and a fast recovery!

Michelle May said...

This is so wonderful! The best Christmas present ever!
xx, shell

susan said so said...

What wonderful news! Hugs and good thoughts to you and yours.

xox,
Susan

Tina Eudora said...

Hi Dari and a belated Merry Christmas to you and your family! I had just realized you hadn't posted in a few weeks and I missed your musings!
I wanted to wish you the very best of all the joy and peace this season brings! I hope you and your family are doing well!
Your blog friend....
Tina xo

In the Light of the Moon said...

Hello Sea Witch,I am so happy to hear that your granbaby is doing well.Big Blessings to you and yours.Also wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway,just email me at cat1(at)cfl.rr.com and let me know what you would like me to put on your bracelet.Big Hugs,Cat

Kathleen said...

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas, and wishing all the best for the New Year. Looking forward to your return.
Hugs, Kathleen

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I am so very sorry that I did not know this was going on in your life. I feel bad not coming over enough to know.
Praise God that she is doing good and prayers are answered.
I will now add her to my prayer list.
Love ya
Maggie