I am on day 25 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge and the suggested topic for today is to write about a trip that was taken.
Our last trip was a few weeks ago when we went up to Ohio to meet with our 20 year old granddaughter’s surgeon. I was amazed at the number of hospitals in Akron General, which is a part of Cleveland Clinic. I have heard so many great things about this hospital and it made me feel exceptionally relieved when we were told Alex has the top surgeon. He was very thorough in explaining where and what was involved in the large tumor in her left lung. He didn’t pull any punches and we had thought this appointment was to schedule her surgery. After the surgeon when over all her past exrays, CT scans, ultra sounds and biopsy, he told us that the tumor started at the top of her lung, down to her T7 vertebra and pushing on her aorta. It’s a 4″ rare tumor that is feed on nerves. Her heart, lung, and aorta nerves are involved and before surgery, he wanted to do an MRI to see if any of her spinal cord nerves are attached to it. The MRI was done last Friday, July 22 and we are no patiently waiting for the results so we can get a surgery date. We live about 900 miles away but our bags are packed and will head up as soon as we know the date. Alex will be in the hospital for about a week, and recovery will be a week or two. The good thing on her side, she’s young, basically healthy, has a positive attitude and has a gramma and grampa that love her very much!
This is a beautiful prayer quilt that was given to my hubby and me to take up to Alex when she goes in for surgery. The back is loaded with prayers, wishes and signatures by so many people that she doesn’t even know. She will be surprised to see what a large “family” she has.
While some people go on fun trips to far away places, we will always be excited to go on a trip to visit our grandchildren.