Wow where do I begin? I figured this would be so much easier and I'd have more room. They came to get her around 10:30 and took her back to the waiting area. They finally called us at around 11:25 and said they were starting on her. An hour had passed and we got the update call and said that the surgeon who WAS going in there to fix the hernia found a huge mass in her lower right side. They said it was where the lower intestines go into the top bigger part of the colon. I started shaking at that point. I mean c'mon, hernia surgery into this, the unknown?? We definitely wasn't prepared for this. Anyways, so this mass he was talking sounded like the size of a cantaloupe. I was SO scared for her. After several more updates and 5 hrs later we got to talk to the dr. He said the "mass" was cause from the crohn's (thank god that it wasn't cancer) and the way he extended his hands apart it was at least 10 to 12 inches long. He removed that and also fixed the hernia minus the mesh. He didn't want to use the mesh due to upping the chance of infection. The meds she's on for her crohn's makes her immune system sooo weak so the odds of her catching a cold or something else is 10 times greater than the average person. We are praying really hard for no leaks. If there's a leak they'll have to go back in fix it and put her on the bag temporarily. We definitely don't want this so please pray with us that she heals as best as possible and is okay after all of this.
This IS never ending. :(