Kim went into surgery around 5 - about 6:40, Dr. Namanny came out and found me hiding underneath my chair...he said that he was able to clear several large clots and cleared around the IVC. He is hoping the heparin blood thinner will help clear up the rest. A short while later, the doors to surgery swung open and I could hear laughter and spirited conversation - it was Kim keeping the two techs wheeling her bed out of surgery entertained! She is amazing!!
The techs got her back up to the 5th floor - she had not eaten since dinner last night, so I scavenged up a turkey sandwhich and some apple juice for her - just as Janene was bringing me a huge slice of pizza from the Arizona Pizza Company, which is right next door to her salon, Unique Identity. I needed that.
All the nurses and techs were happy to see Kim back on their floor. She is such an inspiration! Tomorrow, we'll meet with Dr. Taetle to see when she can get back to her chemo treatments - the cancer she has is aggressive and she says that is next on her checklist!
Kim told me that there were photos of her arteries up on a big screen - she said that the blood clots looked huge!!
Meanwhile, poor Mrs. Schrantz and Patti - they waited for flu shots at CVS for about 3 hours!! What a long day for them! Patti's daughter/Autumn's teacher, Mrs. Rudzena, came down to lend Autumn emotional support. Then, Patti took Autumn and Antonio to Desert Sky Middle School, where Cody goes, to play 'Jingle Bingo' and left them with Andrea and her kids and her mom, Angie. When bingo was over, they headed over to McD's for a late dinner. Our neighbor, Amy, picked up Cody and brought him back down to St. Joe's, as, it seems I locked my keys in my truck...I guess I am losing it a little...she took Cod to Taco Bell on the way here. They were happy to see Kimmy.
Kim is happy this hurdle has passed...she even had a new revelation as she was being prepped for surgery - it is Advent - the season of miracles!! Isnt' she something?