Bekah came out of her surgery yesterday and Dick talked to Rich last night. It was a long surgery - a couple of hours - and she will be in Tucson for the rest of the week for recuperation. One major thing accomplished...the sewing up of her stomach incision. The skin around her intestines is so thin because of the various meds she is on they did not want to risk reversing the colostomy and rupturing the intestines again. (I would say the surgeon is once bitten/twice shy...)
This is from Sharlah's friend Kate who gets either texts or phone calls from Sharlah. Bless her for helping keep the journal! Maureen
Bekah came out of surgery fine. They were able to close her stomach They replaced her catheter for dialysis also. Unfortunately, there is still too much damage to reverse the colostomy. As she begins to wean from all the meds she is on and her gastro system has time to heal, they may be able to do the reversal next summer. They also decided against the kidney biopsy prior to the surgery. There are many more details, but I have not spoken with Sharlah yet. I will update as soon as I have any more info.
Thank you for all your prayers!