Monday, November 22, 2010

Great News!!!

Paige's lungs look great! The sarcoma hadn't spread to her lungs and although we still have to do the bone scan tomorrow, the doctor was reassuring that it would be highly unlikely that it would have spread to her bones either. The MRI showed the tumor was localized as well, and the doctor now knows how much tissue needs to be removed. So in other words - this is the best case scenario!!!!!
Paige is a trooper - it was quite a long day. We were at the hospital around 7 this morning and instead of doing a general anesthetic, they just gave her some medicine through an IV to make her sleep for a couple hours. This was good news for me - I was expecting 3 days of breathing tubes and am very glad that I was wrong. The IV wasn't even as bad as I was expecting - the nurses were great and used a small needle (the kind they use with preemies and newborns). Paige fought the anesthesia though and they ended up having to give her a different medicine as well to make sure she was asleep. She did great coming out of it - and was rewarded with a orange popsicle which she wore on her face and hands the rest of the day (we had to have an extra long bath tonight to get rid of the orange stain).

The anesthesia did make her (very) cranky and (very) dizzy. She didn't understand though why she was having so much trouble walking and why everyone was following her around to make sure she didn't fall. So most of the day today was spent with trying to keep Paige from hurting herself. The dizziness finally wore off after dinner tonight, but not before we had a good game of twin foosball.
The twins and I are staying with my brother and sister-in-law this week while the big kids are with their dad at his parent's house. We have actually spent quite a bit of time at the Gilmore's as well and while their house if full of fun new toys for the babies, Michael's house doesn't have many (any) toys. Michael does however have any type of ball that you can think of. So Paige and Michael came up with the game of twin foosball. I thought it would be easier to let you watch the game rather than try to explain, so for those interested, here is a quick game of twin foosball (and it is a lot harder than it looks - or maybe I should have traded kids with Michael since Piper is about 5 lbs heavier than her sister).

9 comments:

John Fontano said...

Love this Heidi. Twin foosball is genius. They sure seemed to enjoy it.

Sharon McKee said...

Heidi, that is GREAT news! Awesome!

msfive said...

Good News Indeed!

Bryan and Amanda Russ said...

Wonderful News!!!!! I love the video too, the girls giggles are the best!

Christelle said...

I LOVE the girls' giggles. I looks exhausting for you but absolutely terrific from the girls' point of view. Thank you for letting us new about the great news. When will you be at the hospital today and tomorrow? Tyler's sister, Coleen, wanted to stop by. She has a little something for Paige.

Celeste said...

Best news I've heard all week! I'm so glad everything is looking so positive. We love you guys!

The Allen Family said...

Great news! We've been following your blog. Thanks for the updates. You're in our prayers.

Autumn said...

HOORAY! I have the biggest smile of relief. You deserve every miracle that comes your way!
I love twin foosball. You are truly so blessed with an AMAZING family.

JK Elison said...

Jaevry loved to see Paige and Piper playing ball. She misses you and the girls. I am so glad everything is looking so positive! You are in our prayers