The surgeon came in early this morning. J's x-rays came back perfect! No issue with her shoulders, and all is looking wonderful with her upper back.
He removed her dressing....
Removing the dressings, and cutting to remove the drainage tube.
And removed her draining tube....(which by the way she did not even know when he was taking it out!)
Her back is healing nicely...
Looks like we will be going home right after lunch. :)
Telling Nana in FL that she is going home TODAY!!! Woot!
Ok, before I close, I just have to give God some glory here!!! J has done remarkably well for a gal who has 2 large rods, 15 screws and 12 fusions to the end of lumbar!!! The nurses have said to us that they all would fight over her because she was the best spinal patient they have ever had. They could not believe how she never whined or complained to them. When the child life specialist accompanied her downstairs for her x-rays, she said that most of the teens and children cry and whine when the put the board behind their backs for x-rays. She said Jordan was in obvious pain, but she never cried or whined. And for that she got a cute valentines bear from the child life specialist. :)
I only say that not only to brag a bit on my daughter, but to give God the glory because she totally has trusted HIM throughout this whole ordeal. She has a lot of healing yet to do once we get settled in at home, but we know and trust that God will walk with us through this.
Thank you all for praying and I will continue progress updates from home!
1 Chronicles 16:8-10 (New International Version)
8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
9 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.