Friday, July 29, 2005

Mei-Rose out of surgery and doing fine

Mei-Rose went to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children on Thursday, July 28th. She was early for her procedure and the surgeon, Dr. Shim, was able to get her into the operating room early. Dr. Pi used general anesthisia on Mei. She put up a fight and then when she was asleep, I left the room. The operation was about an hour and went without any problems. Mei-Rose was in recovery for about 2 hours and then was released to go home. She has a 3 inch incision on her right breast and about 8 inches above that incision there is a small incision in her neck. Her port will be used to administer the medication. She knows that it is there and pats her chest to make sure that it is okay. She calls it her "HOKU". We met with Dr. Glaser and and she will receive her first Chemotherapy treatment on Wednesday @ 9:40am. If you saw Mei-Rose today or even yesterday for that matter, you wouldn't have thought that she just came out of surgery.

Today Mei-Rose saw her Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Durkin. He was the doctor that performed the bone biopsy back in June. He checked her biopsy site and says she is healing just fine. She doesn't need to see him again unless there is another biopsy that needs to be performed or complications associated with Histiocytosis arise. She is such a strong little girl. We are so proud of her. We thank you again for your thoughts and prayers.

These are pictures taken today 7/29/05 of Mei-Rose and "HOKU".


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