Biopsy Update

20 Jun

Today went well! It was a long day, but Cora did wonderfully.  All of my prayers were answered.  She had no problem not eating, she only said “ouch” for the IV, they were 100% on board with whatever we needed to make Cora comfortable, she never doubted our presence, not only were we allowed to be there when she woke up, we were allowed in the entire procedure, the translator was amazing (SO SO helpful!) and the surgery went well! THANK YOU to all who prayed! Thank you Jesus for hearing our prayers.

Cora had 4 biopsies sent off (2 shave, 1 punch and 1 entire excision of a cluster of 7 moles all close together). She also had some injections into a hemangioma to flatten it some.  They had to stick up the punch biopsy and the cluster removal and the doctor did such an amazing job keeping the stitches below the surface and tiny little ones on top so the scar will be minimal.  The entire thing lasted about 40 minutes.  When she woke up, she was quite agitated and flopped around grumpily a lot. There was no crib rails so it was a little stressful keeping her calm to avoid falling off the bed, but they needed the big bed for her procedure. (or so they said. I could have used the aid of rails!)

The doctor said they was extremely suspicious as a positive diagnosis, but we of course don’t know.  We will get our results back in a week. Stitches come out in 1 1/2 weeks.

The single mole punch biopsy was in between her toes, so she’s bandaged up and hobbling around with pain, “it’s so HARD mommy!” (aka: it hurts so much mommy!) but her spirits are high and she’s not seemily in a lot of pain and she was so excited to show off her foot wrapped in pretty pink and green to Logan and Miles and also Grandma on Skype.  We’ll see how tomorrow goes, but she’s tougher than my boys, this girl. 😉  I will miss her cluster of moles, too, as they just were part of her that we loved, but she said they were irregular and taking them off was the best idea.

One interesting fact for my readers with children from Asia or of Asian desent. She said that caucasian people are most likely to get melanoma on their trunk, but people of Asian descent have been shown to be more likely to get it on their hands and feet! SO interesting. (Her foot mole was very black/irregular and large.)

So now we wait…

As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. — Psalms 138:3

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2 Responses to “Biopsy Update”

  1. Wendi June 20, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    She is sooo sweet!! Avah SeeEun prayed for her today!
    Interesting to hear about the difference spots for cancer… Thanks for sharing!

  2. stephanie June 21, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Praying for you all while you wait, SO glad it went so well.

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