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    Tomorrow Morning.....

    ...our 7 year old will be going in once again for major surgery. She's first on the docket and having complete spinal rod replacement surgery. This will be her third major spinal surgery in a little over 1 year. The first was 14 hours long, the second about 3 hours long and this one is anticipated at about 6 hours long. All the I's dotted and T's crossed, it's all in the hands of the Big Guy upstairs now. Wish us luck, will update when possible.

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    My goodness...7 years old. May God bless the surgeon and the OR staff who will perform the surgery for your special child. And may she be ever strong in the coming days. Hang tough, your little one is counting on you. Best of luck.
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    Your daughter and the rest of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers, Shrugs.




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    Thoughts and prayers for a smooth surgery and a quick recovery.

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    Prayers for your daughter's full and speedy recovery.
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    Thoughts are with you, momma, and your little girl.

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    Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May she pull through and recover quickly, she has a lot of playing to get to!
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    good luck. thoughts and prayers en route
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    Best wishes to you, your family and especially your little warrior. May she have a safe and successful surgery followed by a complete and speedy recovery. God bless!

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    Wishing your daughter a smooth and successful surgery with a full and speedy recovery! Thoughts and Well Wishes with you and your family as well.

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    Thoughts and Prayers to all involved in the surgery as well as you and yours.


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    My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours at this difficult time.


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    Hope all went well today, keep us posted

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    UPDATE....

    We are home! We drove in early friday morning and arrived at Childrens Hospital at 6AM. They did standard triage, shuffled us up to the pre-op pods, and then took our little miracle into surgery at 7:30. By 12:00 all was done and she was on her way up to SICU. The orthopaedic surgeon located us in the parents waiting area and gave us a great update that they added about 2 inches to her existing spinal growth rods, replaced the existing extendors with new ones and that her spine was nearly back to 100% correction with hardly any scoliosis! She was successfully extubated following surgery with no need for ventilatory support as in times past. Typically she requires bi-pap (Bi level positive air pressure) breathing assistance via nasal/facial mask but she was able to sustain excellent O2 saturation (97-99) without assistance and with only max O2 blow by.

    She was in significant pain on friday and saturday (back and hip) but she slowly weined off the morphine and was down to tylenol with codeine up through yesterday when she finally didn't need anything to manage. When we finally got to her in ICU on friday, she continually complained of significant pain in her right hip. On saturday morning, as I was repositioning her we heard a loud "pop" from her right hip.......unbeknownst to all of us, her right hip was dislocated (probably due to position during the surgery) and when turning her I popped it back into place. It was then that she finally started finding relief from the pain.

    Her incision runs from the top of her neck down to about 3/4 of the way down her spine. It is covered with a clear "glue" like covering so we can fully visualize the incision every time we change her clothes. It is quite the sight. It times past, it has been covered with gauze and adhesive but she developed alot of tenderness so this time a different approach. Interestingly, one would think it would be disgusting but in all actuality it is healing much quicker and cleaner this time around.

    She is pretty much back to her old self. She is eating again and has even gotten back into her power wheelchair for short periods of time!

    Thank you ALL for the prayers and good wishes, NO DOUBT they were integral to her speedy recovery and return back home. THANKS!!!!!
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    Wow, that's awesome! Thanks for letting us know the good news. I'm very glad it went so well! Hope her recovery continues to go well!

 

 
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