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My unsightly friend "RF" has generously provided housing for us.

 

Hot pockets RULE!!!!!

 

 

UNSIGHTLY??? :D

 

BTW, I went to Kroger and left more Hot Pockets for ya in the freezer. :-)

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Everyone,

 

It has taken me a couple of days to gather myself and

catch up on sleep before I could write this. I

actually slept 18 hours yesterday which might be a

personal best. Anyhow, both of my girls are fine.

Friday Momma P went into contractions and checked herself

into St. Michael's hospital here in Texarkana. The

docs treated Momma P and were able to get the contractions

to subside. I suggested that we remain in the hospital

overnight. This is not my first rodeo and I know how

fast things can turn south, which they ultimately did.

 

 

The contractions started back hard and heavy around

midnight Saturday morning. The staff deemed it

inevitable that the baby would soon be born even

though it was five weeks too early. After some

indecision by the UAMS staff about whether there was a

room available (we almost went to Shreveport) Momma P was

ultimately airlifted via helicopter to Little Rock.

The contractions came and went all night and around

9am Momma P got sick and her kidneys and liver

effectively shut down. The docs told us they would be

taking the baby shortly.

 

Well about 11:30 the c-section was complete momma was

doing good. The tumor on the baby was far larger than

expected however. It was about the size of a volleyball

and weighed nearly 4 pounds. It was the most

horrifying thing I have ever seen no matter who's kid

it was on. The doc's still seemed confident everything

would work out ok although baby might need significant

skin grafts and would probably suffer some muscle and

bone damage as it appeared to envelope much of her

lower body. The baby was then transferred to Arkansas

Children's Hospital in Little Rock about 45 minutes

after birth.

 

Monday morning the doc's were preparing for surgery

and did performed several HOURS of ultrasounds on the

baby. It was ultimately decided that the tumor was

only attached at the tail bone and on a tiny spot near

her right hip. To make a long story short the tissues

attaching the tumor to her body were removed and the

tumor just more or less fell off of her body leaving

everything in place. Other than a couple of scars on

her buttocks there is zero damage to her. All of her

skin, bones, and muscles are PERFECT. Both surgeons

said that is was impossible for the tumor to be that

large and leave so little damage. Her lungs are doing

well and we expect to get her home well before July 1.

 

Momma P, P Jr. and I were able to leave Little Rock

Wednesday and we got home that night. It was really

tough leaving a little one up there. We basically

slept all day yesterday and most of today. I apologize

for taking so long to get the good news but I have

been physically and emotionally wiped out. I doubt I

slept 5 hours Friday-Tuesday so I am trying to catch

up.

 

I appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and support more

than I can ever say. This is easily the most horrible

experience of my life but I do believe all will be

well now.

 

God Bless,

 

The P family

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Man, I am so glad it's all turned out well. That must have been an experience not to be wished on anyone.

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Once again this place seems to have worked it's magic. After hearing the original news and seeing the outcome thus far, it's simple amazing!! I can't tell you how happy I am Polk that things have worked out for you and your family. This is AWESOME news!!! :D:D

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Polk, I can't even begin to think what it was like to go through this. I'm still praying for you guys. God bless.

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Polk, I can't even begin to think what it was like to go through this. I'm still praying for you guys. God bless.

 

 

the same here for you guys

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Looks good after that ordeal :D

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the same here for you guys

 

thanks :D (went to the doctor today and things look like they are going pretty well--got about three or so weeks left to go)

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Prayers and best wishes still coming at all of you.

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Polk -

I am so happy to hear about this positive outcome. Things sound like they are going better than could be expected. I hope this goes down as an incredible story that you can share with your daughter for years to come.

 

 

 

Oh and Chauncey has been struggling so far against the Cavs. :D

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Fantastic news Polk, well wishes and Prayers to you and yours brother!

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Polk,

 

That is an absolutely AMAZING story!!! Considering the size of the tumor, your child had the BEST possible outcome for her situation!!! :D

 

Prayers have been answered!! :D

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Polk,

 

That is an absolutely AMAZING story!!! Considering the size of the tumor, your child had the BEST possible outcome for her situation!!! :D

 

Prayers have been answered!! :tup:

 

You can say that again, great news and prayers and good vibes still coming your way :D

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great news. our family is praying for yours polk ...

 

 

Does the conversation in your house go like the one in mine:

 

Me: Honey, we need to pray for this guy I met on the internet.

 

:D

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Great news P! Glad everything's turned out for the best. Send my regards!

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