Friday, January 30, 2009

All is well

Thankyou for everyones kind support, it meant a lot to us. Anwen's operation was a complete success. The tumor was indeed attached to the underlying vein but the surgeon was able to sepparate them without any problems. The whole operation took just under an hour. After a short stay in hospital just to monitor her after the anaesthetic we took our smiling baby girl home. I'm now basking in a glow of relief and the knowledge that we made the right decision to have it removed.

18 comments:

Andrea Cau said...
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Andrea Cau said...

I'm very happy for you!

Darren Naish said...

That's awesome Adam, my best wishes to you all.

Adam Pritchard said...

Congrats! That's wonderful.

Sean Craven said...

Thank you very much for sharing this news with us. My best wishes for Anwen's speedy recovery.

Bill Parker said...

That is great!

MJC Rocks said...

I am very happy for you and your family!

ReBecca Foster said...

That is great news! Congrats!

Will Baird said...

Excellent!

Being a Dad of a little girl, I thoroughly understand where you are coming from. We had problems when she was born, but nothing like what you just faced down.

I hope the enxt few weeks go well.

She's adorable, btw.

Zachary said...

Wonderful news!

Traumador said...

glad to hear it. hope life holds back any more curve balls for you guys for a while!

Mike Taylor said...

Wonderful news, Adam. Congratulations to you all, and thanks for keeping us informed. This kind of thing really puts into context all the wrangling over what the best phylogenetic definition of Sauropoda is :-)

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

Excellent! yeah!

Silver Fox said...

Glad to hear that all is well!

Neil said...

Congrats on the great news!

Raptor Lewis said...

GREAT TO HEAR!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is AWESOME, Adam!! Praise God!! Best wishes from me to you and your family!!

kowhai said...

Hi Adam, I was researching anterior fontanelle dermoids and came upon your blog site. My grandson Cayden who is now 21 months is to have his dermoid removed on Tuesday 11/8/09 and I was just wondering how it all went and what the recovery time was- cayden's wee lump is pretty much in the same place, and understanably we are worried about his operation, glad to hear that Anwen is well, and it was great to read the info on your blog.
Kind Regards
Carol Mills( Cayden's Nana)

Adam Yates said...

Dear Carol,

The operation went very smoothly and was over in 45 minutes. Although the dermoid sat right on the veins with no intervening tissue it was not tightly bound and the two could be sepparated without difficulty. Of course this isn't always the case which is where the worry comes in. Anwen recovered in no time at all, just a short stay in hospital to see if there was no adverse complications arising from the anaesthetic, and then she went home happy and healthy.
I wish Cayden all the best and hope his operation is as swift and uncomplicated as Anwen's was. I know how traumatic the lead up to the operation is but once it is over everyone can breathe a huge sigh of relief.

sincerely

Adam Yates