Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quick update

She's out of surgery and she did great. I am so so thankful. I was really very worried. I will give more details later - I am updating from the iPad and it is difficult to type a lot.

It has been super crazy. So busy that I haven't even been able to call my own mother! Sorry Mom! The cell phone reception was terrible until we got upstairs. And now it's too late to call.

They have a suction dressing on the wound now. And she has a new cast. It is very different. More on that later. But it now has a hole in the back for access to the wound. It is so gross. Seriously. Might post pics later. The incision is longer than I expected and she had to reopen most of it. It looks like we got to it before the infection got to the hardware (screws) so that is great.

I am so glad I brought her. More time could have made this a much different story.

She is trying to sleep now, but they are putting a foley in her because she hasn't peed and they want to know her fluid output.

I will try to get some sleep now. Heather had to drive back home. She made this a much more bearable experience for me. So thank you, Heather!

Thanks for all your support!
Christy

4 comments:

Brittany said...

Thank goodness you trusted your instincts on this one and went to DC, thank goodness for friends like Heather, and thank goodness that Harlie did so well during surgery! Sleep well!

Heather said...

I hope you were able to get a little bit of rest after that crazy day! I'm really glad that she has a chance to heal now and that the pain will hopefully go away soon. Hopefully today will be better. I'll be checking in with you more often than you will like!

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with Harlie and all of you. See is a strong little girl but she didn't need this. Keep us posted as well as you can. Love Ron and Sue

Tanya said...

I am so glad that the surgery went well and that the infection was caught before it got to the hardware and bones.