|Posted on July 26, 2011 at 10:54 PM|
Kerri's surgery went very well with no complications and so far and no RSD flare-ups. Shortly before she was taken down to pre-op some wonderful things happened to help ease her mind and feel well enough to tackle the surgery! First Kerri's wonderful friend Jessica called to let her know she and her Mom were praying for her and to tell she can't wait for them to get together again. This call did so much to cheer Kerri up. Then our wonderful nurse Erica came to reassure Kerri and told her she had surgery with the same oral surgeon Kerri was having. Then the nurse Martha, who we told you about yesterday, came all the way up here to personally escort Kerri to surgery.
Just before she was wheeled down, another amazing nurse (who has stayed in touch with Kerri via facebook since taking care of her after the coma) came in when she wasn't even working to see Kerri off to surgery and brought her a beautiful angel who says prayers in Spanish. She told Kerri it is her job to translate the prayer and let her know what it says. This wonderful friend's name is Angeles, so the Angel was so perfect! Martha followed Kerri all the way into the operating room to reassure her and told her "I will stay with you until they kick me out!" Although Kerri is having pain, it is not nearly as bad as she feared. She is able to walk to the couch in her room even though she has an IV pole with 3 pumps and 3 bottles. She is on a liquid diet and enjoyed some creamy lemon water ice tonight (nieve limon).
We also were blessed last night by a wonderful visit at the hospital with our friends who live here in Monterrey, Gerardo, his wife Vivian, and their daughter Cynthia. They helped us immensely last year and took time from their busy schedules to come spend time here with our family and wish Kerri well for her surgery. Thank you so much and again Happy Birthday Cynthia!
Mark and Erin headed back to the hotel a little earlier tonight to do some laundry for us. They are so very relieved and grateful that there wonderful hija and hermana is doing so well. Love you Mark and Erin!!!
Please thank Dr. Cantu and Dr. Jorge and the amazing team at Hospital San Jose in your prayers tonight for their outstanding care and compassion. Thank you so much, family and friends for all that you do for us. We love you.