Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Scans and Getting Ready

Hi Everyone,

One week from today is the big day we thought we would never see!! Lauren will be having surgery.We will be going to Michigan next Monday because we figure Lauren will need to be at the hospital bright and early Tuesday. We will have lots of people there for support. Ryan will be staying home to watch the house and dogs. He will probably come up on a day when Mark is at home. Plus, he has to work. Mark and Gio will be there Mon. night, Tuesday, and will leave sometime Wednesday to go home. Bruce and Sis will be off that day and my Mom and Dad and sister, Linda are also coming up for the day. It depends on which way Dr. Sonnenday decides to do the surgery as to how long Lauren will be in the hospital. It is all up to him and God as to how things go. We are all getting a little anxious, but feel so blessed to have such an amazing surgeon operating on Wo.

Lauren and I went to Michigan yesterday for another CT scan. Dr. S wanted a quick peek at everything before the big day. Hopefully, tumors have not grown, but it is possible since Lauren hasn't had chemo for quite some time. We got to go to dinner with Bruce and Sis before we left which was quite an unexpected treat. Lauren got to ask them all about what goes on before surgery. We got home last night around 8:30. We were very tired from the long drive.

Lauren is doing great on her workouts and eating right. She lost another 2 pounds!! I went to the doctor today and have lost 20 pounds since being there in Sept. He was very happy.

Lauren had a big birthday party this past weekend. She and all her and Gio's friends went to dinner at El Rincon and then back to Gio's house for fun and games. She was very touched at all the nice gifts she received and she and Gio received for their engagement too. She came home all excited and told us all about everything. She took a lot of pics, but she wants to post them on Facebook before I am allowed to post any of them.

Sis is coming home this weekend so we can go dress shopping for Lauren's wedding dress. My Mom might also go. We wanted to keep the amount of people to a minimum because we have seen too many Say Yes To The Dress episodes where there are a bunch of people there and it gets too stressful and chaotic. That's the last thing we want for Wo.

That is about it for now. I would like to ask you all for a huge favor. Will you please pray for everything to go well for Lauren and for her to be ok. Also pray for Dr. Sonnenday and his team to do their best and to be able to help Lauren. Thank you all so much. Kristen and I will do our best to keep you updated here or on Facebook.

Praying for a miracle,

I probably posted this pic before, but I love it. Mark and Ryan showed their support when Wo lost her hair from chemo by shaving their heads. I love my family!


  1. Pam, Laureen & Family,

    It has been a long time since I posted, but I have been following your blogs. You are always in our thoughts & prayers and I will keep praying for Laureen and all of you. God Bless you all. Laureen you are an amazing strong and brave women!

    Lynn Chase

    1. Thank you, Lynn. It is so nice to hear from you. I hope you and your family are doing well.

  2. We also have been following every blog and will have our church's prayer chain members "pray without ceasing" for Lauren. You are an amazing, loving family and we know you are truly blessed by this great support. Our love and prayers surround you all - - - Rod & Janice Springer

    1. Thank you so much, Rod and Janice, for your amazing support.

  3. Praying for success!!!! I know things will go great!! Lauren is very special!

    Love, Teresa

  4. Pam,
    I have been thinking about Lauren and dropped by the support group and saw your post. Wow, this is the best news! I don't know if you remember me, but I wrote when you had the Caring bridge site, because my daughter also had liver surgery at U of M. In her case she didn't have CC, but there was an area of concern. She was eventually transplanted at Henry Ford and is doing well two years post transplant.
    The surgeon's at the U of M were excellent and Lauren will be in good hands. My daughter stayed on the transplant floor after her surgery and I'm wondering if Lauren will also. I have thought and prayed for Lauren and your family often. I understand what a hard journey this has been and how difficult it is as a parent. The U of M is a world class facility and I'm thrilled Lauren has this opportunity. I will be praying for you all. Please tell Lauren I'm thinking of her.
    Take care, Cathy

    1. I do remember you and I am so happy to hear your daughter is doing well. I'm not sure which floor Lauren will be on, but my daughter Kristen, who is a doctor at U of M mentioned that she might be on the transplant floor, but wasn't sure.Thank you so much for your support!

  5. Hi Pam and Lauren, I just want you to know that we are thinking about you and you will all certainly be in our prayers on Tuesday. (I deactivated my FB account, so I can't send you messages there!) Sending lots and lots of positive energy your way! Love, Nicole

    1. I'm sorry you aren't on FB anymore. I always enjoyed your hilarious posts. Thank you for your prayers and support.