Wednesday, November 5, 2008


A quick post before I hit the hay...we are home, and Nathan is doing well. He has been in some pain throughout the afternoon/evening, but the surgeon prescribed some tylenol with codeine for him that is helping quite a bit. The surgery went well. They took a 2cm cube of muscle from his left thigh, a sliver of skin from that same area, and some blood, urine and spinal fluid for other labs. Thankfully, all of this was done after he had been "put under".

Nathan managed to pull out his own IV as he was coming out of anesthesia...that's my crazy boy. He was groggy and sleepy, but did very well afterwards. He had a few issues with high heart rate, but that is just the norm for him, and he is running a low fever this evening, but it is coming down with medication. All in all, he has done wonderfully.

Scottish Rite is a wonderful hospital, and I was highly impressed with everything! Every single appt all week was exactly on time, and we were kept informed through every little step. This definitely made the week a lot less stressful than we had set it up in our minds. I am so thankful for this. And I can not say enough good things about Scottish Atlantans are blessed with a wonderful hospital and staff there.

I'll update more tomorrow with some pictures. Right now, I am off to give one last kiss to my sleeping girls and boy and slide into my own bed. It's good to be home. The Lord has been merciful to us.


Rodney Chandler on November 5, 2008 at 10:03 PM said...

Thanks for letting us know, Amber. I've been checking hopefully most of the afternoon. You are a great Mom, and I hope you and Nathan (and Jay) enjoy a great night's sleep.

MJ on November 5, 2008 at 10:07 PM said...

Thanks for the update! Glad he did so well! Love you guys!

Jill Chandler on November 6, 2008 at 9:59 AM said...

Hope everyone rested well at your house... I'm glad to know Scottish Rite is still the wonderful place it was back in the 80's when I was a teen being treated there!
Love, Jill

Dani on November 6, 2008 at 10:14 AM said...

Glad to hear the good news. Hope you got a good night's rest, ya'll deserve it!

Owl of the Desert on November 6, 2008 at 11:37 AM said...

Thanks so much for keeping us updated. Glad to hear everything went well. Hope ya'll have been able to catch up on your rest. God bless you.

Bekah on November 6, 2008 at 12:53 PM said...

I'm thankful you are back home and Nate is doing so well.

The Princess on November 6, 2008 at 6:19 PM said...

The Lord's hand has been in all of this and He will continue to bless Nate and the whole family. We are glad to hear you guys made it back safe and sound. Your faith in Him continues to strengthen our own relationship with Him.
Love ya,
Ash and Phillip

Michelle on November 6, 2008 at 7:25 PM said...

Welcome Home, Amber! I'm so glad Nathan did so well. We've been checking on you. Give Jimmy's little friends a kiss for us. - The Cino Family

Krischa on November 7, 2008 at 5:34 PM said...

I am so glad to hear that ya'll are all home safe and that Nathan's surgery went well. Rest and take care.

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