Tuesday, June 12, 2012

3:13 pm Tuesday

It has been a good day.  Dennis got up and sat in a chair late in the morning and did OK with that but it did cause some vomiting. They gave him something to settle his stomach. He has eaten a little today and even did a lap around the ICU unit.  We are waiting right now for them to come and get him and move him out of ICU to the regular unit.  He is very tired at this point. Some of that is due to the medications and also residual from the anesthesia. They say he will be tired for awhile.

Brooke really was having a rough day today so Karen, my sister, picked her up from day care and came into the hospital. She saw Daddy briefly and then we went and had something to eat together while Dennis rested.  After spending a little more time with Daddy, she and I went and talked about what she was thinking.  It was a good chance to reassure her that Daddy is doing well and that we would be honest with her as to how he progresses.

Please continue to pray for all of us.  


  1. Ellen, I just checked your adoption blog and saw this news. I am so sorry you guys are dealing with this but, I am happy to hear the surgery went well. I will definitely keep you, Dennis & Brooklyn in my prayers and will check back for updates. So thankful for the timing and that you do have Brook home & your sister in law to help with Brook....God's timing is perfect isn't it? Jeremiah 29:11 came to mind "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  2. We are praying for all three of you! Our hearts were so heavy when we saw this news. We will especially pray that God will meet each of your needs in the best way possible. I wish I was closer so I could help!

  3. Dearheart,
    My daughter and grandson are visiting so I did not open your blog notice right away. Oh, my! I am praying for a low score on the pathology lab results.
    Healing blessings, Sue

  4. I saw your post on LCC and am praying. I've been catching up on your story here and oh how it brings back memories. My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor when our little ones were 6mos and 2 years old. That was 14 years ago! It turned out to be cancer--medulloblastoma specifically, a tumor typically seen in children..only he was 30! It was a rough time but all part of the adventure in our marriage and life.......and we went on to adopt four more kids from China after he got better. Hold tight to God, he will carry you through, he is writing your story and all things will work together for good. It's hard. I know. Hugs and prayers to all of you.