Wow! As you'll see below, it's all good news, and now the tumor has an official name. It's a mouthful, but I say we "gang" up on it and stomp it into mush. I've got a good page with clear information on this type of tumor; I'll post it tonight because right now, I need to jump in my Beetle and head to work. Happy Wednesday!
Sahara wasn't wild about this evening's dinner selection (baked cod), so I smuggled in some S'mores Pop Tarts for a late snack. LOL. She LOVED them and ate every crumb. (The docs are all so pleased with the fact that she's been eating basically whatever she wants since two days post-op!)
Shannon and I are lucky to have had the opportunity to get out at least once a day and have a meal together. It's always at some weird hour, either early or late, but it's nice to get outside the hospital walls for a while. It's kept us sane.
The last couple of weeks have been a complete whirlwind. So much has changed, and so far, all of it has been for the better. We miss home so much, but we are really in a great place and Sahara is getting the very best care. That's the number one thing.
Our cell phone reception is pretty lousy here, unfortunately, so if we have missed your call or owe you a call, please be patient with us. Basically, you have to go out into the parking lot, stand in the middle on one foot, cross your eyes and hold up your arms to form a human antenna in order to make a phone call. LOL.
Sahara's snoozing peacefully beside me, and all is quiet around here. Her roommate at the present time is much younger, but he's sleeping too. They try to put kids near the same age together in the rooms, but sometimes it's not possible. This floor is dedicated to kids who have had neurosurgery, so it's a specialized group.
Shannon's gone back to the room this evening, and we'll trade shifts sometime tomorrow morning. It's worked out really well. I've always been the night owl so it doesn't bother me to be here. When he comes in, I'm able to go take a nap and catch up on anything that needs to be done, etc. We hook up again in the afternoon, and hang out with Sahara until we can find that moment to get out for a bit. We're always here for the doctor's rounds and to help her with her meals. The system seems to be working so far. :)
So, another good day for sweet Sahara. Time to catch a few zzzz's while she sleeps!