Wednesday, March 2, 2011

She Really Is Okay!

We were, finally, allowed to see Sarah at 4:00 today. She is going to remain in the holding room until about 7:00 or 8:00.

We'll laugh for a long time about the first couple of things that she said to me. I'll keep the first to myself, but the second was, "Did I miss any good fights?" I'm pretty sure she was talking about her VERY innocent parents... maybe not. Either way, we're in trouble. She was out for half a day, but she hasn't missed a beat.

She's asked that I take pictures to document the day, but I'll have to wait to post those until she gets her private room. No cameras allowed in the holding room.

When we get in the private room, I'll try to wrap it all up.


  1. Praying for Sarah and thinking of her all day! So glad to hear good news!!!

  2. I know you all must be so glad she is now on the other side of surgery! Praying for a complete recovery!
    Much love,
    The Tuckers

  3. Praise God that they were able to get 95% of it!! I've been praying for you guys today!! Hang in there!

  4. That is great news! Been following your story after Jennifer Francis posted about it. We are praying for your family! :)

  5. Sarah and Pat,

    I teach at SHS. I know many of Sarah's co-workers. I had an acoustic neuroma removed 5 1/2 years ago. It took 2 surgeries but all is great now. I have requested you both as my friend on facebook. When you get back to northwest ark please contact me. I would love to sit and visit with Sarah and reassure her all will be okay. PS: My kids were 5 yrs and 18 months when I was diagnosed. I will pray for you and your family. It will be fine...:) Jennifer Baker

  6. Praying for your family from Colorado!

  7. So grateful surgery is over and Sarah is acting like her ole normal self. Thanks for taking time to update all of us. Praying for many more moments of laughter!

  8. So thankful that things went better than expected. Will continue to pray for all of you!

  9. Dear Sarah and Pat,
    I found put from Joe's post yesterday on FB about what you guy are going through. It's amazing how much love and support you have for each other and see the encouragement form your friends and even those who don't know you personally. Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you as well, and sending you my best wishes from Scotland for the speed recovery. Hang in there, I am sure everything gonna be all right. Olesya (from Russia)

  10. Karen WilliamsonMarch 3, 2011 at 7:14 AM

    The Lord is so sweet, so good and so caring. Have you thought Sarah, that you and the surgeon were wrapped in the Lord's arms in the surgery suite, while your family was also wrapped in His arms in the waiting room. We are loved and cared for by such an loving Lord. What an awesome God we serve, sweet Jesus.

    I praise the Lord for your surgery's success. I also praise him because through this journey you are on, others will be helped. When I went to the link to the MD Anderson website on your blog, the thought came to me as "Wow, I wonder how many people this will help that didn't think they had any hope with their brain tumors." The Lord says in his word that my people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge. Praise the Lord because others now have knowledge and hope concerning this disease.

    You're in my prayers for a speedy recovery so you can get home soon to those cute kids.

    Love you,
    Karen Williamson

  11. How AMAZING! Praise God for 95% & I am praying for your family during her recovery!

  12. Praying for you, Sarah, and your families. It truly is a small world-we also attend Crosschurch in Fayetteville and we are also from DeQueen where Sarah lived for a while. We will continue praying for you!

  13. Pat & Sarah!
    Wonderful news!! =) God is SO GOOD! We will continue praying for her recovery and your family's return to "normal" life.
    Thankful that our Lord has answered our prayers and our sweet friend is OK!
    Travis & Desty

  14. Praying for u in Wyoming! We are friends with Matt and Ang. Your mom Slaughter and our mom Russell are in bible study together! We are praising God for His greatness today!
    Jonathan and Jennifer Russell

  15. That is such wonderful news!!! God is good! We will continue to pray for healing and strength for Sarah! We love y'all!
    Joni, Cody, Reed, & Anna Grace Crawford

  16. Now THAT is some BEAUTIFUL news! Thank you for the update! Still praying as the recovery process starts. God is so, so good!