November 14, 2007

Our Son is a Rock Star!

Evan is out of surgery and everything went very well!!! The OR was available earlier than expected, so Evan's surgery was moved up. We were glad to have him go in early because he was complaining about being hungry and it was nice to move things along more quickly for him.

After surgery, Dr. Weiner said he was really excited at how well everything went and he was beaming. He couldn't have been more encouraging. Evan woke up easily and was able to move everything and respond to commands. This is huge because a big concern was the possibility of a deficit on his left side and it looks like everything is exactly as it should be. We'll know more in the coming days, but so far everything looks good.

Dr. Weiner put the grids back in to do more monitoring and the final surgery is scheduled for 11/21. The last surgery gives him the option of removing more brain tissue if necessary, otherwise it'll be a quick surgery to just remove the grids.

I have to say that when we got to the OR I felt so good about everything that I wasn't even worried. It just felt right. Some people say moms have a special intuition when it comes to their kids. I don't know if that's true or not, but I just felt so good waiting for the surgery to be completed, not at all the emotion I'd expect to be feeling.

When I walked out of Evan's room to write this he was sleeping and Chuck just came out and said Evan is sitting up, eating ice and saying he's a rock star! I'm going to go see my rock star now.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear and I'm so excited for you all!!

Laura said...

So glad to hear everything went so well! Evan really is a rock star! I just saw Aria at school and she told me that Evan wouldn't have any more seizures (and that he says hi)!

:) Laura Osborne

Joanne said...

Oh, Lisa, this is such amazing news!!! Big hugs all around - especially to the rock star!

:)

Bob, Beth & the Kids said...

That's so wonderful to hear... we're all so happy and relieved. Beth teared up when I called her in to read the news!

Karen said...

What great news!!!! I'm so happy to hear all went well. Rock on!!!

The Reagan Recorder said...

Yeah! We are so happy to hear that everything went so well! You all have been in our thoughts today. Molly even asked about Evan and wants to give him a kiss on his boo boo! Hang in there!

James said...

Fantastic News!

Keep up the great work!

Loving you all here in Maryland!

Uncle James

rawPhoto said...

Manifesting Miracles. I am really happy to read that. I still sending Light...

Ken Halla said...

Lisa, you may have been relaxed, but I was thinking on Evan from noon onwards and am so glad about the great news (and that you wrote so quickly so we didn't have to wait long). Give the boy more ice cream as he certainly deserves it!

Anonymous said...

Lisa--what a relief! and what great news. Evan deserves many more ice creams. do you know nov 14 is celebrated as children's day in India...Evan is THE
STAR today. lots and lots and lots of love to all of you. Monika, Bryan and Aidan.

Claudia said...

Such great news!! And I think you and Rob have a bit of the rock star in you too - Evan comes by it honestly.

We all continue to think of you and cheer you on from the sidelines.

Claudia

Robin & Keith said...

God is so good!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you all that it's hard to keep back the tears. I've been glued to the blog since you left work and I can't be happier that everything went so well. You are a rock star, Evan!

Alex said...

Wow...what great news! I'll be reporting to the photo team in our staff meeting in a few minutes...everyone has been thinking of you and asking how things are going. Next time i'm in NY I'll let ya know and maybe we can grab a few minutes to say hi.
--Alex

andrew said...

So glad everything went well. Sometimes you just know and it feels good.

Mama Lisa said...

Thanks everyone, it's great to know we have so much support up here!
Lisa

Susan, Corrine and family said...

ROCK ON EVAN!