Sunday, May 30, 2010

Here's our girl :)




62 staples, 12 inches,  and a pretty smile apparently are all side affects of brain surgery. She's recovering well and actually slept through the night last night! It might just be her lamby but I like to think we're helping her smile too :) She's doing great. She got up and we helped her walk around the room for the first time last night and just today she walked a few feet to switch beds to get her post-op MRI. Doctors say she's doing excellent and is still scheduled to get out of this place tomorrow. Our flights home are still planned for Wednesday.

Thanks for all your nice posts. When she's not sleeping we read her what everybody's saying and she gets this cheesy grin on her face. We love it, so thank you.

-Josh

14 comments:

Michelle said...

There's our Tara!!! Soo happy to see you smiling. Don't worry about the scar, it will, over time, become a badge of what you went through. Wear it well! I'm glad to hear that you did not fall down changing beds...see...better already. Ha ha. Let me know when you get home. When you are able I need to come and give you a big hug. Until then I'll just give you a mental hug. Thinking of you always,( my work child ). Brice and Cat say hello and have been sending many good thoughts your way as well. Let me know when I am able to start helping you. I will come over and quiz you on dental stuff...that'll cheer ya up. LOL
Love ya Sweetie
Jones Family

christy said...

Tara and family....Hi, this is Cami Cluff....I just saw your pictures!!! I thought I went through a hard time when I had to have my femur fixed but looking at those 62 stapes I think you BEAT ME!!! WOW. :) I am glad you are doing good...Hope we can come over to your house and swim with you sometime this summer. Love you, Cami

Makay said...

Get well soon sweetheart looking good. :)

-makay

Susan said...

Well, if these comments are being read to you, I want you to hear from me also! We love you! (Shauni especially.) I can't wait to hear you at my house again. Love, Susan

doodlekat said...

HEY SWEETIE :))
You look great!! should have had a 'smiley' shaved onto your head LOL
Let me know when i can come over & see you - i need to give you a BIIIIG HUG !! Love Ya <3 <3
Bobbie

Emily Sue said...

yayyy tara!!!! i'm so glad some of your gorgeous hair is left!!! you are doing soo great and we pray for you all the time!! us petersons looove you!!
- emily

Susan said...

Thanks for showing us during this time what the word Valiant means.
Susan A.

Jaimie said...

Tara!!!!!!! You did it! You and lamby look sweet. We are so proud of you. You have had the best attitude throughout this. Anyone can smile when life is easy but you have laughed and smiled during the worst. It's all going to get better from here. We miss you guys soooo much! Can't wait to see you! btw. wouldn't Josh just make the best male nurse???? ha ha Love you, The Bodreros

rachel schlappi said...

you're hott.
and no one else ever is when they are in the hospital so nice work!! love you sister!!!!! so so so much!!!

Ingrid said...

I have never seen such a beautiful scar. You really know how to do it! You look marvelous!
What a strength you are. All the sisters just loooove you. Can't wait to see you on Wednesday.

Abby Elizabeth said...

oh my goodness, those staples are very impressive! I smiled at the thought of your dad feeding you breakfast! your family loves you so much! your wedding photos are extra beautiful! We think of you often
and can't wait to see you! hugs scott, abby and all the petersons

Friends said...

YIKES! That is nasty looking!!! I am so impressed with the nice neat strip of scalp that can be covered up so easily with all the rest of your beautiful hair. You have a very considerate Doc! I am so glad to hear your happy, positive, self. You are not called happy schlappi for nothing! We think of you every day and are so grateful for this blog to keep updated. Laura will be there to visit when you get home. I'm staying in Utah for a week or so to help my mom. I'll see you when I get home! Love Lynette

Leserlee said...

Wow, 62 staples?!?! That's crazy! Abigail just had stitches on her incision, and they did a zig zag cut so the hair would look more natural when it grew back, so there wouldn't be a noticeable line. But hers is side to side, not front to back, so maybe they do things different depending on the cut.

Terri Jones said...

You're beautiful, Tara and I'm so proud of you! You're definitely in our thoughts and our prayers. We love you soo much! xo Terri and the Joneses