Friday, October 12, 2007

Destinee Update

I don't know much, information has been scarce. This is all I know as of 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The surgery was a success. The new liver is functioning...Thank you Jesus!!!! She had just come out of surgery. I don't know how she's doing today. I'm hoping no news is good news. The family was able to leave the hospital last night and get some rest. Her mom said it was going to be a busy night in ICU for Destinee as there would be people in her room all night "working on her". The first thing Destinee said to her mom when she came out of surgery was, "I want a big glass of ice water and a Wendy's Frosty and I want it RIGHT NOW!" Her mom assured her that as soon as the doctors gave her the okay, she could have whatever she wanted. She will be in ICU for at least 3 days and in the hospital for at least 2 weeks. The family has asked for assistance from the church because they will have to have a hotel for that period of time as the Ronald McDonald House doesn't allow that many children (they have 9 kids, 5 of which are with them in Gainsville.) She did have 2 tumors on her liver and they have sent off for a lymph node biopsy to see if the cancer has spread. The next few days are the most critical for her, so please continue to pray and continue to pray for the family of the donor that has lost their child. Another praise though...they have awesome health insurance because both parents are Air Force and EVERYTHING is paid for!!!! Isn't that awesome???

1 comment:

Mel :-) said...

It is great to hear that the surgery was a success! Hopefully the cancer hasn't spread. I'll continue to keep her in my prayers.