Miss Abby got lots of compliments on her poncho today! It's a light sweater material, so it's soft and not too warm. It's blue, although it does look gray in the picture. It has a hood too, which she loves!
The little lady wasn't overly cooperative in pt today, but she pulled it together for OT. She was very happy that her roommate came back today after her surgery a few days ago. She even made her a Welcome Back sign and a snowman ornament!
The doctors removed Abby's bandage today and CHOP said she didn't need anything on top of it from here on out. The incision looks great!! I'm really happy with how it is healing. Everything about this surgery and recovery has been so much better than the last one. I'm so glad we didn't give up and stop pushing. It was worth it.
I spent a lot of time today planning for her to go back to school and talking with the school staff there. I'm going to go in and talk to her class next week so that they can ask questions and realize that she's the same old Abby! The halo isn't quite as low profile as her last brace, so there's really no hiding it. I'm going to demonstrate how the halo works using a floppy-necked stuffed toy.
We are both sooooo excited to go home. Abby told Caleb, "Two more sleeps!" Which he mistook for two more weeks and almost had a heart attack. :). The end is near!