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.