Friday, June 19, 2009

Day One

We all wait in holding...
Daddy is suited up to take Josie into the surgery room...

One of Josie's few awake moments today...

Today was different that expected (for us at least). we knew the plan going in, but just didn't realize it would result in having two large incisions - like the ones she got with the original implantation of the devices from the top of the back and around the shoulder blade and out to the side.

the doc tried a number of replacement rods but ended up reverting back to the old style/version of rod that she's had in. he was pleased with the result, as were we. on the downside, because the revision was a little more intensive, we will be staying here longer. we probably won't get released until Monday - which is a bummer.

Josie has slept most of the day due to the pain meds. but she's already tried sitting up once and told us she wanted a hamburger (unfortunately that's not on her allowed diet yet - maybe tomorrow). I am staying the night tonight.

We have met a new rib family tonight - well, just the mom so far. their daughter is the same age as josie and has the same disorder!! really cool (although that sounds weird to say). i'll sign off for the night.

2 comments:

"Miss" Anita said...

So glad the surgery went well.

Shirley said...

Great pictures and that little bear is adorable.
Glad she is doing so well.