Saturday, August 04, 2012

Portia the Port

Here is a picture of Bethany and her Granny in the chair. Bethany is playing bowling against Granny and taking Granny to the woodshed. Of course, it is not too fair to play Bethany no how good you are; she scores a perfect 300 almost every game. Anyways, we were in the waiting room waiting for the doctor to come in and give us the instructions of the day.

We had to be at the hospital at 5:45 for registration, the wait game and all the preliminary work that goes into surgery. Her surgery was set for 7:30 and it lasted about 90 minutes. The surgical procedure that she was having done was putting the port into her chest. The port is where she will receive her chemotherapy. Since, she will have the port for over 70 weeks and become very close to it, the port needed a name and she gave it the name Portia the Port.

I will be updating about here journey here but you can also follow her story a little more closely through my wife. She is sharing the experience through the caring bridge network. The link is here.

Bethany is a character and her spirit is unbelievable. Here is one small example from the day at the hospital:

The "child-life specialist" just came in to talk to Bee about her surgery and decorate her mask. She asked Bee if she remembered how she went to sleep for her last surgery, meaning breathing in the anesthesia. Bethany answered "talking". Lol. She laughed and laughed and said she had never gotten that answer before. It was hilarious.
Thanks for the prayers.


Jim Bainbridge said...

Each night before Sam goes to bed we have a list of special people we pray for by name. I've never met Bee and I can't remember the last time we even spoke Jeff but I can tell you this - father to father my heart goes out to you and I pray that you'll have strength to guide your family through this all and I can also assure you that Bee will be in our prayers each and every night.

Thoughts From Jeff said...

Thank-you Jim. It has been forever since our paths have crossed. We appreciate the prayers.