Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gratitude and Thanks!

Thanks Dr. Nguyen. If anyone can take the pain out of a ruptured colon this dr. can. He was the on call general surgeon who performed 3 surgeries on me beginning 3 years ago.  He is the most family friendly, loving, caring doctor in the world! He was supportive before, during and after my colostomy surgeries.  My sweet daughter was very tramatized by the whole incident.  When I told him at my first follow up appointment he told his nurse/assistant that he wanted my daughter included in all of my treatment, surgery planning etc.  Yes, he knew she was only 7 and it broke his heart that she was so traumatized.  So, he took her under his wing and brought her in like I never imagined! Some of her duties included removal of my intubation tube (after 7 days) YUCK! She did say it was gross and removal of 80 something staples between 2 surgeries! He would get her started and then let her do her handy work!  He will always hold a special place in my heart for all of the extra time he took with her and joking around he did with her. He will always have a special place in our hearts as will the dozens of health care workers and friends who helped us through this time. He told me what happened is just a matter of luck and I was unlucky to have my colon rupture, but I have to say I felt like the luckiest girl in the world to be in his care. God always goes ahead and prepares the way for us doesn't He?

Sydney and Dr. Nguyen
Her first time to removed staples after my 2nd surgery...he offered the job to my mom after the original surgery but she declined! As you can also tell after this, my belly will never be the same.


  1. Sydney could be Ashley's twin with her hair pulled back! Wow! You know every now and then when I think about it, I still say a quick prayer thanking God for bringing you through that. Love you.

  2. Aww.. I am glad that is in the past..but still brings a tear to my eye! I love you so so much!