Saturday, July 15, 2017

This is a guest post from Brack!

Please forgive any grammatical errors and misspellings. I blame it on sleeping on the ICU floor last night.

Jordan's procedures went well yesterday. Waiting in the hospital and keeping busy was tough. The staff at OHSU did an incredible job of keeping me in the loop though. The surgeon was able to obtain an appropriate amount of tissue for biopsy. He also performed another procedure that will allow her spinal fluid to drain properly.

So now we wait. The biopsy results could take a week. So we hold out with patience and peace.

Fun fact about surgery! Long before they start a doctor comes in, verifies your identity and marks the correct part/side of your body that is being operated on. Right and left can get a little confusing for those guys sometimes. Here is Jordan's special mark.

After the surgery, they moved her to ICU (as was planned). When they let me go back Jordan was squinting towards the door. Her first words were "Where have you been?".

She has passed all the silly little questions and tasks they have given her to check on the status of her brain. One nurse asked her the date. She quickly told him and then he had to check his iPhone because he didn't even know. I didn't even know what day of the week it was. So I would say she is doing pretty well.

She is witty as ever and we have been continuing some of the conversations we were having before surgery. They have taken her off of all the monitoring equipment she was on last night and are pretty confident we will move back to a normal room today for more recovery.

She had her first meal this morning since Thursday evening. I continue to eyeball the food as it comes in and clean up all leftovers. Even the hospitals in Portland can cook!

Jordan is a tough woman. I'm proud of her for taking this in stride. Thank you to everyone that has reached out, spent time with us and just shared what Jordan means to them. KEEP IT COMING! These things mean the world to us.



  1. Such good news to hear the surgery went well. God controlled the Dr's hands, an answer to prayer. Praise God for His peace and love to you both! Continuing to pray.

  2. Yay God!!!!! thank you Brack for the post.

  3. Thank you for posting Brack. I'm so glad the biopsy and surgery went smoothly. Hang in there sweet Jordan. I'm praying for you!

  4. Thank YOU for the updates!! Continued prayers for Jordan & you all!!!

  5. Thank you for the continued updates. We will continue to pray for your family. Glad to hear that Jordan is her normal, witty self. Wish I could give her a hug! ~Laura Van

  6. Brack, I know this can't be easy for you and your family but you guys are all taking it in stride and being so incredibly strong and positive. I feel your vibes through your words. I will be sending prayers, love and light for the strength that you need through the journey. Let me know if there's anything I can do. All my best wishes,
    Annie Haifley

  7. Yhea Jordan! You're so strong and awesome! I love all the posts from you and the hubby! Thank you for sharing. I know this week of waiting will be hard. Hang in there. Listen to some audio books! We can't wait to get you back in book club!

  8. Jordan and Brack we continue to pray for you guys and all those that tend to you. Love you Jordan.

  9. Prayers for Jordan and you. This is great news!!

  10. Thank you Brack and Jordan for sharing this with us. Be strong you already are. Sending hugs to your family. Please let me know if I can, kidcare, transportation, cup of coffee on your way through....anything. Get well Jordan!