Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lisa Marie remains stable. The nurse has reported the successful removal of the ovaries, uterus, gall bladder, and omentum (the last being a fatty apron of tissue within the peritoneal cavity for those of you unfamiliar with the word). The doctor is pleased with what he has seen so far and expects to begin intraperitoneal chemotherapy in 20-30 minutes. The intraperitoneal chemotherapy is expected to take about 90 minutes (like a cook book, pour heated liquid into cavity, carefully insert blender and stir for 1.5 hours). The nurse also reported that the doctor currently is hopeful that an ileostomy will not be necessary, but he will not know for sure until ready for reconnection. Still about 3-4 hours to go.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go Lisa Marie, Go!

babbjs said...

We are continuing to pray for her to keep responding well to the procedure.

Mahima said...

Thanks for the updates!! Glad to hear she is hanging in there!!

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for the updates Sean. We're sending lots of love and prayers to both of you.

Anonymous said...

To the bravest woman I know. You are in good hands and are being prayed over by so many.

Thank you Sean for letting us know.

Keep the faith!

Varina said...

Thank you so much for the updates, Sean! I'm so glad to hear it's progressing well!!

Leslie said...

Thanks so much for the updates. Been waiting all day to get home and check. I know its been a long day for you but yall are both awesome for doing this!!! Just talked to your mom. She sounded good. Said kids had gone to movie today. Much love and prayers from here.. keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks for updates. Our school district has blocked all personal emails, so I could not read at work. I did talk to Mother and Denise. Sounds like things are going well -- we love you guys. Kim

Anonymous said...

Sean, thanks so much for letting us know. We're all thinking of you and praying for Lisa Marie. It's been a long day! Keep the faith, Margaret

Anonymous said...

I am so appreciative of the updates. Thank you so much. Love to you and Lisa Marie. Allison

Anonymous said...

Lisa Marie: We're thinking of you on this long day and know that you will pull through. Hang in there.