Friday, June 26, 2009

My Little Trooper

We headed to the hospital early this morning--poor Sav had no idea what was going on.


I gave her a picture of her brothers and she wouldn't let it out of her hands. In fact, she was wheeled off to surgery with the picture in her kung-fu grip! (Look who she is pointing to...she LOOOOVES Beeeeeeen)


She kept kissing the picture, saying "kiss-kiss" (The quads go around kissing each other all day and say "kiss kiss" while laughing. It is adorable)


Missin' her bros...so sweet.


Precious little hospital gown


Playing in the waiting room


I did great until it was actual surgery time and I had to put Savannah on the stretcher. UGH. RIP MY HEART OUT! She was doped up on Versed, so Mama was the only one bawling. The surgery lasted 3 hours and Dr. Pinto found something very unusual. Savannah had a UPJ obstruction caused by a crossing renal vessel. (Meaning- her renal artery was anatomically positioned on top of her ureter--pressing down, causing the obstruction...normally, the renal artery is supposed to be located UNDER or below the ureter. This condition is usually found in adults--occasionally in teenagers. Dr. Pinto had never seen this in a child--he was surprised and had to work carefully around the artery, but worked his magic and Sav's surgery went perfectly.

This was right when I saw her after surgery for the first time. She asked for 3 things: Mama, "baby", and the picture of her brothers...awwww


Sweet Sav takes after her mother and Granna and has had some pretty bad postoperative nausea/vomiting. She has been unable to keep any liquids down, poor baby girl. As I sit here typing, Sav is getting lots of lovin/pampering from Dadda. (as if he could get any MORE wrapped around her wee little finger??)


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO much for all of the sweet words, encouragement, and prayers. I've read each and every one of them over the past couple of days through watery eyes. I will keep you posted on the lil princess and our hospital vacation this weekend.

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115 comments:

Following Him said...

Prayers are coming your way as Savannah recovers from surgery! Looks like Ms. Thang still has daddy wrapped around her fingers. So sweet!
Love&Prayers&HUGS!
~Elyse

Tricia Nugen said...

Thank goodness all went well. We'll keep saying prayers!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. That was too sweet about her lovin' on the picture of her brothers. I pray that she can keep fluids down and has a speedy recovery. Dr. Pinto is a great surgeon and had handled 3 kids that I personally know with kidney issues. You are in good hands!

Deb said...

Thankful to hear all went well!!!

Tiffany said...

Sendning my love and prayers to your family.

And a little side note....Sav's surgery helped me pass my Urology exam the other day!! I researched her condition and while taking the exam was thinking about her!!

PLease pass on my thanks!!

Love from Washington

The McWhorter Family said...

So glad to hear that it went well. Still praying for a speedy and painless recovery for little Sav!

DJones said...

I've been checking thru out the day. Glad to see that posted. Wishing a quick and easy recovery.

Kylie said...

Sweet, sweet girl! I woke up this morning with her on my mind and prayed then. Still praying for a speeding recovery!

Allisyn said...

I will keep Savannah in my prayers.. I know how hard it is to see your little ones go through a surgery.

Jill said...

I am so glad that everything went well!! I came straight home from work today and immediately checked your blog for an update :) I hope little Sav feelings better soon. The picture of her and Joe is just precious!

Elizabeth said...

I love you guys so much!!! Love the picture of Sav looking at her bros!! How freakin sweet. Also love the picture of Joe and Sav, there is something about baby girls and their daddas! Glad I got to kiss kiss the prin today and so glad everything went well. Wish I was going to be in town and would come hang with you this weekend. I love you so much!!!! Text me anytime, woman!!! xoxoxo
Auntie Liz

Jenny said...

I thought of you guys several times today and said prayers. I'm so thankful that the surgery went well and will continue to pray for Savannah's recovery. God Bless -

My name is Tammie said...

Awwww little sweetpea!!! I hope she feels better ASAP!!

JAMIE'S CREW said...

So glad to read that the worst is over. Here is praying that her tummy settles down quickly!

Kit*Grace said...

Prayed for you guys today and will continue to from GA!!!

SouthernMama said...

Praying for a quick recovery!

Page said...

So so so happy to hear that she's out of surgery and doing well (except for the nausea...I can relate as well!) I hope this weekend goes by quickly for you and remember we are all saying prayers for little Sav tonight!

Uma and Wil said...

Thank you for the update. I'm so happy to hear that the surgery went well. Will be praying for her speedy recovery and a happy reunion of the quads. The picture of her after the surgery holding her brothers' pic almost made me cry.

Sheridan said...

Hi Suzanne,
I found your blog from another blog and love reading about your quads. I love how Savannah loves the pictures of her brothers! That is so cute!

I will have you, Joe, and Savannah in my prayers. Thanks for keeping all of us bloggers posted on the
sweet princess.

Sheridam

jag said...

I am SO SO thankful that everything went well! The pictures (especially where she's looking at the picture) where absolutely melting my heart. Thank you for the update Suz. Continued prayers as your princess heals.

Jenn said...

So glad the surgery went well. Sav looks so cute in the hospital gown!

Jennifer said...

Suz,

I just teared up when she wanted the picture of her brothers after surgery. I am so happy to hear she is doing well. I will continue my prayers for the princess! Thoughts and prayers to you and yours!

Love,
Jenn

Leah Tomlinson said...

What great news that surgery was a success. Her bond with her brothers is just too precious. We will be praying for a smooth recovery. Sav is one blessed little girl to have a mom and dad like you two.

Annie said...

Thanks God the surgery went well. I will pray for Sav. God bless her.

Kristin said...

That is so cute of her holding/kissing the picture of her brothers!! It melts my heart and makes me cry thinking about going through this with a child! I said some prayers for her today and I'm so glad that everything went well!! Here's to a speedy recovery! Thank you Lord! =)

Melanie said...

oh i am so glad your hilarious little ball of sunshine made it through her surgery alright! i will continue to pray for her (and you guys) during her recovery. i can't imagine having to watch one of my babies go through that. you're one strong lady!
can't wait till she's up and running again- the stories about her always make me laugh. (LOVE this pic of her pointing @ ben!)

Todd and Courtney said...

Totally got a little teary eyed reading how you bawled as they took her to surgery. Poor thang! So glad everything went well. I've been checking for an update :)

Tiffany Lockette said...

I am super happy that her surgery went well...Go Savannah!!! She is sooo cute with her picture of her brothers. You can definitely tell they have a special bond already. I will keep the prayers coming your way for your family and sweet, little Savannah!! Glad to hear she is on her way to recovery!!

Lori T said...

I'm so sorry you all had to go through the surgery, but I'm happy it's over! I pray problems won't come back.

I'm still trying to find out all I can about my DD's kidney reflux. Do you have any forums, online support groups, or websites you visited that were helpful?

the tichenor family said...

We've never met... but I've been a reader for a while! I prayed for Sweet Savannah today and am so thankful she did well! I cannot imagine having my baby wheeled away on a stretcher! Lots of love to your sweet family!

Miller Family said...

Sweet baby girl. Bless her little heart. I'm glad you have the 1st surgery behind you. I will continue to pray for her little kidneys to heal!

Kelly said...

I thought of you guys all day. I know how to feels to have your baby wheeled away - thanking God Lil Miss will be back w/her bros and Beeeen soon!

Melanieshea said...

Been praying for you today!!!! Love her carrying that picture around of her brothers. Precious!!!
Glad everything went well!!!!!
Hugs!!!

Maggie said...

Bawling. My. Eyes. Out. I'm so happy everything went okay - sending positive thoughts that he recovery goes well and she is able to drink/eat something soon. ((hugs))

Christine said...

I am praying for a quick recovery for Savannah. I pray that her pain will be tolerable and you and Joe will have the strength to get through this when the anesthesia wears off and the pain is worse. I pray that she will be able to tolerate her medicine and keep down some liquids. My heart goes out to you and Joe right now. Nothing is worse than seeing your baby wheeled down the hall for surgery. My little boy had a tonsillectomy last summer (which is nothing compared to S's surgery) and it was heartbreaking to hear him screaming and trying to pull out his IV while he was waking up from the anesthesia. It is so hard to see your baby in pain and I pray that y'all will be strong over the next few days and week. You are a precious momma and although I rarely leave comments, I love your blog and positive outlook on life. I have prayed for her with each blog entry I have read since you first mentioned it and what a praise that the surgery was a success!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. Those pictures are so sweet. What a wonderful idea to bring the picture of her and her brothers to the hospital! And extra sweet that was one of the first things she asked for when waking up. I'm so happy she did well and her surgery was a success!
Now go love on that sweet baby..if Joe will let her out of his arms. ;)
Cathy in Frisco

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!! Thrilled to hear it went great. It will take no time to see her up and about.

Casey's trio said...

I'm so glad things went well today Suz. Could Sav be ANY sweeter carrying around the picture of the boys....melt my heart! Hope she mends quickly.
Hugs!

Kelli said...

Look how sweet she is! I'm glad the surgery went well...sounds like she was in good hands. Try and get some rest (you know in between kisses).

annalee said...

beautiful baby girl,
we just said a prayer of thanksgiving that the surgery went okay and for recovery to go well. you are precious and so loved!

Lynn & Matt said...

Prayers for sweet Savannah and your entire family too! Hope she has a speedy recovery!

The Carlsons said...

Praising God that all went well! Yay!
-fellow quad mom of 15mo GGGG and a 5yo boy

Charity Donovan said...

(((((HUGS)))))
Sooooo glad lil' Sav came thru it all with flying colors! She is such a little sweetie!!!! Hope she is feeling better & recovers QUICKLY!!! Smother her in some fellow quad momma lovin' for all of us!!!! Love you!!!!

Ally said...

I am so happy the lil princess is doing good. I know how she feels, when I had surgery I did they same thing. Thats the worse sick. I will be praying for a quick recovery! Praying for you all!!!

Kate said...

So glad the surgery went well. I'll keep her and you all in my prayers that her recovery goes smoothly. And, btw, this NEVER gets easier! We've had lots of surgeries since our mulitples were born, and it's just something you never get used to. Hang in there!

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

What wonderful news!!!!!!!!!

The Brown Family said...

Savannah, you are a tough little girl and you are totally surrounded by love so I know that you will be back to ruling the roost in just a few days. And Ugh!!! What a sweet pic of dad and his baby girl!!!

Fulton Quads said...

Suz~
I am SO happy that the surgery went well! She was in our thoughts & prayers! I just love how she was with that pic of her brothers! TOO cute! Cannot wait to hear the update about when they were all reunited!
Love, Cathy & her quads

Diana said...

What a blessing that all went well! Hopefully her recovery will be as easy and perfect as the surgery. God bless and may God keep his healing hand on that sweet little girl!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! I'll keep praying for her. She's sooo cute with her "baby" and picture of her brothers. Glad to hear she's doing well!

Mommy of five

Anonymous said...

so glad sav did so well. your children are so precious. i cried as i read this post. so cute how the quads love each other so much! so sweet!
i check your site every day and am so blessed by it. suz...you are such a special lady! wish i could have a latte with you! you are an encouragement and a blessing to so many. thanks for sharing your life. love and prayers from a friend in MN!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear that Sav is doing fine! I've had ya'll on my mind all day. Stay strong and tell Joe to keep on giving her those hugs!!!
Luv ya
Big Lo and the fam.

Jessicca said...

So glad to see that things went well. You've got some tough kiddos :). Lots of love to the Steece family! Hope you have good nurses!

Alicia said...

I always read your blog but rarely comment. I wanted to break my silence to say I've been praying for sweet Savannah. My heart just broke seeing these pictures. I can't imagine sending my baby girl off on a stretcher. I lost it as soon as I read the words. And that hospital gown?? So sweet - tugged on my heart strings.
I'm praying that the weekend in the hospital goes well and that Savannah's tummy feels better quickly. I hope you guys can get some rest and that her healing is smooth.
God bless you guys in the midst of this. And give that precious little girl a hug from the blogosphere!

asplashofsunshine said...

Ahhhhh, she is so precious! Lotsa hugs from California!

Mommato2miracles said...

Lots of prayers are coming your way. Praying Miss Thang sleeps wonderfully tonight and that you do too.

boysmum2 said...

So glad to hear all went well so far.

Liz said...

awwww! Sweet pictures! I'll be praying for a quick recovery!

renee said...

i'm soooo glad things went well. praying in st louis for you guys!!!

Cindy (and Brian) said...

ahhhh, I'm in tears. Glad it went well. continuing to send many prayers :)

Jennifer said...

So glad the surgery went well. Continued prayers that Savannah is feeling better soon!

Becca said...

I am so happy that everything went well! It breaks my heart to see children have to go through this. I am all too familiar with the purple gowns and Versed.

Anonymous said...

God is so good! I have been praying for Sav and you and Joe. I pray for a good weekend and Sav to be able to go home to her brothers.
I go to church at Heritage Church of Christ and know a lot of people at North Davis.

God Bless the Steece Family

Anonymous said...

God is so good! I have been praying for Sav and you and Joe. I pray for a good weekend and Sav to be able to go home to her brothers.
I go to church at Heritage Church of Christ and know a lot of people at North Davis.

God Bless the Steece Family

Candace said...

Please please take some time to pray for little Pablo. www.getwellpablo.blogspot.com/

His parents just brought him home on hospice care. He poor lungs are filling with blood and he only has a few days left. He just celebrated his 6th birthday last week. So unfair!
My heart just breaks for them. We were all praying for your Sav. Glad she is on the mend and the surgery is behind her now.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad the surgery went well. I love the pic of her with her daddy. Too cute. Will keep her in my prayers! (Luv your blog by the way!)

Two Lines On a Stick said...

I'm so glad the surgery went well and I will keep you all in my prayers. I read your blog regularly, I'm just bad at commenting!

The Browns said...

Praying that Savannah will heal up quick & get back with her brothers ;)
Bon

Mercedes said...

she is such a trooper as are you. I pray for you.

Paige said...

Prayers coming to your Sav, from Kentucky!

She is just to sweet with the picture, "kiss kiss" and her hospital gown. I'm so very happy to hear that everything has went perfectly. I will continue to pray for your family through the weekend. You have such an amazing family =)

Sarah said...

Thank goodness she is doing well... stinks that she had such a nasty reaction to the anesthesia, but I hope she gets feeling a bit perkier soon.

Prayers for a very speedy recovery.

lynne from uk said...

I'm glad the surgery went well and hope Savannah will be feeling much better soon. Best wishes to all the family.

Tara said...

So glad to hear the surgery was a success! Can't wait to see pictures in the coming weeks when she's back to her old self again! ; )

Hilary said...

So glad that little misst is doing so great :) been praying for you and thinking about you guys!!

abc said...

So glad to hear your Little Miss surgery went well. Praying for her tummy (and all) to be healed quickly. The picture-holding is possibly the sweetest thing I've ever seen; with the kiss-kiss routine coming in a close second place. Please show us a little video of that sometime.

Sarah said...

So glad things went well. Continued prayers!

Liz said...

I'm so glad to see that everything went well! I work at Cook and was working there last night. I left a comment on that last surgery post and was telling you to email me if you needed anything, but I forgot to put my email on there! Oops! I'm glad to hear it went well but sorry that I missed a chance to possible come visit you guys. I hope the rest of the weekend goes well for you and that you enjoy your stay with us.

Liz

Anonymous said...

So happy to see Savannah doing well. Still praying and thinking of her!!
Jenelle
Hutchinson, MN
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ellastiras

Julia said...

Go Savannah! I hope everything goes well for the next couple of days and you will be back home to kiss your little men!

Hicks Family said...

I am so glad everything went well. What a long day for all of you I am sure.

MEGAN said...

holding a picture of her brothers!!!!! oh my goodness, they are just going to be best friends for life. I pray that she continues to get better!

Brandy said...

Savannah,
You are a ROCKSTAR!!! Glad things went well.

Brandy

Momma and Her Doodle said...

Sweet Savannah,

Get Well Soon! I am glad that your surgery went well and I hope your feeling much better soon... heal up quickly because when your three brothers see you, they are going to be LOVING all over you!
Glad to know that all went well Suz, I can not even imagine the feelings you had/have... your a strong woman and blessed with 4 beautiful children. Thankful that all went well for you and sweet baby girl, Sav!
Hey Joe, your baby girl has your wrapped around her alright and I love that picture of you holding her and catching some shut eye. Your a gret DAD and Savannah is a lucky girl to have you and grow up with a loving father..
THANK YOU for updating during this rough time. I hope the nausea goes away quickly and you can enjoy your cuddle and recovery time with Sav!

Love,
Nick, Stacy and Tom

Jennifer said...

Thank God it's behind her and it went well. It's hard for me to see the post images. They look like my daughter after her two surgeries. We have one more to go. On one hand I'm ready to get it behind me and on the other I'm dreading it.

"Just a Boy Mom" said...

Glad to hear that the surgery went well. Hope that she is feeling better from the nausea today and recovering nicely! Praying for her healing.
Love on her lots!
Leigh Moore Gressett

The Murray Crew said...

Hope today is going well and Little Prin is on the rebound! Soon you'll be in your own beds again. Love ya, sista!

J-Jen

Lees said...

She looks WONDERFUL! Praying!

TressaMOMof3 said...

What a little honey!! I will keep praying for her and you guys too!
Tressa

Michelle said...

I'm a sissy. I cried during this whole blog. I have a 2 year old and couldn't imagine how you felt. But God took care of her and I'm praying her recovery is fast and painless.

Michelle

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear her surgery went well. Love how she wanted the picture of the boys. Praying for her to recover quickly. You guys are awesome parents.

M.M. said...

What a brave little girl! I think this is the first time I have commented on your blog and I just wanted to say she is in my thoughts, wishing her a speedy recovery from surgery. All the best. -Mia

linde said...

i found you through a good friend who went to high school with either you or your hubs (jim litton). prayin for your sweet girl!

Alissa said...

So happy that Savannah is recupperating well! All the best to your family!

Kelly Trullinger said...

So glad things went well! She looks so beautiful! She is so lucky to have such wonderful parents. What a trooper! Thinking of you often!

julia said...

I just couldn't keep miss Sav off my mind yesterday! I can't even begin to imagine how hard that had to have been for you to trust her in someone else's hands like that. Lots of prayers went up for her, though, and thankfully everything went great!

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

oh my heart is melting over the daddy-daughter photo! suz, we are praising god this surgery has gone so well!! praying for a very quick recovery for sav and for extra strength for you to get through the weekend. this has got to be so hard for you! love you! mari

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Bless her little heart. Hope her tummy settles down soon and she heals quickly.

James said...

That's great that everything went so well during the surgery. I CANNOT imagine going through that. You are a brave parent and I hope it's an easy and speedy recovery for Sav (and you).

James said...

That's great that everything went so well during the surgery. I CANNOT imagine going through that. You are a brave parent and I hope it's an easy and speedy recovery for Sav (and you).

Stellajosephine said...

Suz, I am a friend of Gen McNulty's (we went to elementary and high school together) and I read your blog all the time. Anyway, I was seriously crying over here reading your post. As a mama to two and one on the way, I have yet to experience the whole surgery thing, but seriously lived it just now through your post. You are so strong and wow that little girl is such a cutie and so strong herself. Isn't it amazing how resilient they can be at such a young age?! Anyway, you all are in my prayers and I know she'll be just fine. You guys are great parents. Keep up the good work. :) Mary

Mountain Girl said...

I hope Sav is continuing to recover well! Will look forward to an update.

The McNulty Family said...

I love you with all my heart.
XOXO
Gen

Williams' bunch said...

Glad things went well.
She's so cute...loved her kissing her brothers...precious! :-)

Anonymous said...

Suz- What an amazing woman you are. So glad Sav did great, poor miss thang misses those boys! We've been praying for her and the family this weekend.

The Pittman Family said...

I'm so glad that things went well!! We were in Ft. Worth this weekend for a wedding and I thought (and prayed) about you a lot. I hope the recovery goes smoothly and Miss Sav is feeling better soon!

Carolyn said...

Yea for a good report! What an amazing little girl! Don't know how you guys did it--I just can't imagine how hard it was to take a baby in for surgery. So glad it all went well! Still sending positive thoughts for a quick recovery!

Michelle said...

Thank God all has gone good! Precious Sav! Bless her lil' heart!

Katie said...

Hope all went well, it is SO hard to see your baby wheeled back for surgery. Y'all are in my thoughts & prayers!

Jessica said...

I'm so glad to hear that Sav is doing so well!

BoufMom9 said...

I am so very thankful it went so well. (even in our Swine Flu infested house, I kept sweet Sav in our prayers here and have been thinking about her often)
What a blessing that you were given such a talented surgeon.
Thank God!

cat said...

Oh I am so grateful all went well! Love and light to you girl.

Jessi said...

So glad things went well for Sav....I hope she recovers quickly. Your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Did the boys miss her???

Rachel said...

I am so relieved! What wonderful news and the pictures are just so precious. We will keep praying for her recovery!

Meg said...

I'm so glad it went well! Keeping your family in my thoughts.

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord! Glad the surgery went well and she is on the road to recovery!

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