Surgery Summary

Monday, December 10, 2012

I do apologize for not updating this as soon as things were happening, but here I am now...

As Keri already posted, she is back home and resting. Only 6 1/2 hours between getting there and getting home. That is definitely a record for shortest time at a hospital for Keri.

About 1 hour 15 minutes after they took Keri into the OR, the doc came out and started with "Well I have bad news for you." Now remember going into this, we thought the two options of what would happen are 1) Cysts need to be removed or 2) Scar tissue had formed again.

For about 15 minutes, he tried to explain to me what was happening with Keri and I won't lie, most of it went over my head (but I did get the whole explanation on video so Keri could get the same rundown). Long story short, Keri's insides are so messed up that they couldn't really do anything. He said so many adhesions had been formed that it would be impossible to fix without creating an even worse problem. The "cyst" that they had seen in the ultrasound was actually a huge clump of scar tissue filled with fluid.

All that to say, we are now unable to have any more children of our own.

That was difficult news to hear, and I'm still not sure it's totally sunk in for me yet.

There's your update. We're at home, doing fine. I'm studying for finals (she always manages to have surgery during my finals week). We are blessed to have the friends and family that we have and we have the two most wonderful girls that parents could ask for.

...Bring on the adoption process....

Keri wanted me to ask you to give her a little time before talking to her about it. Thanks!


Terri said...

I suppose I'm grieving in my own way as to the fact that that you won't be having any more biological children. After all, you make beautiful kids! I'm also so glad you believe in the sovereignty and design of a loving God and look forward to the adoption process to come. Love you! Mom

Emily said...

Thank you Brian for the update.

Keri still praying for you! There is a child out there waiting for you to bring them home and love on them :]

Emma said...

Love you guys. We're continuing to pray for both of you through all of this.

Christy said...

Oh sweet friends... We will be praying for you guys.

Carol Blanchet said...

So much to say, with such little space. Doctor's statistics are often not God's statistics. I am living proof of that. God is sovereign over your womb.
He is also sovereignly allowing this trial to deepen your faith & trust in Him - and allow for a complete peace for HIS will in your life.
Isaiah 26:3-4 "The steadfast of mind, Thou wilt keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in Thee. Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock."