Thursday, February 21, 2008

Getting to The Other Side *Updated

This is the MRI from November, you've seen this one a couple of times now...
This is the one taken in late January or early February

This is the "after" You can see two small rods and a tiny plate. There are two screws visible in profile.
The rods should only limit her mobility by about 5 degrees. That is, she can't go quite all the way up or down or side to side but it doesn't effect turning her head at all.
This is Kenai right before surgery yesterday morning.She's not smiling so much now but she's doing great. Surgery went really well...8 hours long! Here's after surgery when she was moved into the ICU.
It looks like we'll be here about a week. We had heard two days from the ortho-surgeon but neurology's in charge and they are a lot more careful. It's hard to imagine a whole week in here. Hopefully they'll take out some of the more invasive "tubing" tonight or tomorrow. They took out her ng and breathing tubes before she moved to the ICU so we didn't have to witness that and she was not awake enough to remember. They removed the arterial line from her foot this afternoon...so a few down, lots more to go!

4 comments:

Christie said...

I'm so glad she's doing good. I hope her folks are doing good too. Big hugs to all of you and we'll keep praying too. Love ya!

Emily said...

Sarah, I'm so glad that Kenai's ok!!! Little ones are resilient. She'll be up and going strong with Ellie in no time! Then you'll really be worn out between two healthy, moving kiddos and...

caress said...

it's amazing how much longer her neck is! wow.. that's incredible. i can't wait to see her a couple of months down the road all healed and stuff.. she'll look like a different girl!

Julia said...

I've been thinking of and praying for Kenai and your family over the past couple of days. So glad to hear that things went well.