April 10, 2008, She's Done

5:30 pm

Danni is out of surgery and doing fine in recovery. They removed the bone flap; it is about the size of a jar lid on the front right side of her head. We will know if this is working within 2 or 3 days. There were a combination of things prohibiting healing from the time they took the tumor out. Out of whack blood sugar, higher doses of steroids, chemo wafers, and radiation were the culprits here.

Now things have changed and she has more things to contribute to healing than before - control of her blood sugar, lower doses of steroids, no chemo wafers, and no radiation for now. Hopefully her body will kick into hyper-healing drive and things will be much better soon.

The doctor will still have to open the wound again to put back the bone flap or a plastic material when we are sure that the infection is gone and things are on the mend. Thanks for all your prayers. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!


Lori Bieber said...

God is smiling down on your angel. Our prayers are with you all.

God Bless,
Lori Bieber

Anonymous said...

You are a remarkable mom. I check Danni's page at least once every day to get updates and to know how to pray.
I go to the same church as Jerry and Cheryl and my last name is also Stutzman! My husband and I have 5 children and our oldest child is a 19 year-old daughter. So, obviously Danni's story has touched my heart. I gotta admit, some days I find myself praying more for you then Danni because you're the one I can relate to. Our 10 year-old daughter is part of the children's church group that has been praying for Danni. Every time we see a pink flamingo she comments, "Hey, Danni would like that!"
Your words have encouraged me and amazed me...the strength God gives you for each day is evident. May He continue to energize you---not just your spritual body but your physical body as well.---pamela stutzman