Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jordan

Jordan had her visit with the scoliosis specialist today.

She is going to need surgery, and we go on Jan 8th for the pre-surgical appt. Her surgery will be in Jan, and the surgeon will set the definite surgery day when we go on the 8th. He will also take new X-rays to get a better view to see if he is going to do the surgery through her back, or abdomen.

She has the S curve, and the most severe curve located in the lumbar region is at 52 degrees. The thoracic curve is around 30 degrees. He is hoping if we can get the lower curve corrected, then perhaps the upper curve will "behave" and not get worse. The surgery is...he will have to break her lower back to straighten her spine, and then bone graft/fuse a few of her vertebrae together with a titanium rod to brace that portion of her back.

We still believe God is able to heal Jordan completely. Whether it be by a miraculous healing, or through surgery, God has a purpose and a reason...everything is sifted through His almighty hands.

So we continue to have faith, and who knows, perhaps when they take the X-ray's on the 8th before her surgery, her spine will be straight! =)

7 comments:

The Gilley Family said...

I HATE the fact that Jordan must endure surgery, but I do believe in God's perfect will. This is what needs to be done to help heal her. God will put her in the finest hands! I am thinking of Jordan and of you and all of your family! Lots of love!

rebecca said...

Praying!!!

Haley said...

I am Sorry of what has happened. May God be with you, and all of your family. I am praying deeply. I LOVE U JORDANNN!!!! hope everything goes well. Luv u lotz!

Haley

Jenn said...

Thank you all for your prayers.

=)

Andrea said...

That surgery does NOT sound like fun...so I'll join you in praying that she could be healed and not have to go through that!!

the crouch family said...

My cousin, Jean, had this same surgery about 30 years ago and it was not a fun time. However, we were talking last Christmas and she said that even though it was very tough, it was the best thing her parents ever did for her! I hope this gives you hope for the future. We are praying for you all - your family and friendship are such a blessing to us - you are very special people and our Lord has a special plan for you! We love you!

Diane Smith said...

I'm sorry Jordan has to undergo surgery, but your attitude is great and it will all go according to God's will and purpose for her life. We'll pray you through....