Thursday, March 30, 2017

Please Pray

This is a really difficult post to write.  We brought Abby to the CHOP ER this morning because she just didn't seem to be getting better from the pneumonia.  Knowing that the halo complicates things and other hospitals wouldn't touch her, we decided to just come here.  After checking out the X-rays, they determined it wasn't pneumonia.  Well then, what is it?  

There was a lot of necessary coordination needed in order to remove the halo.  When they did, we found that about 3 inches of her rod is exposed and her back is very infected.  We had no way of knowing because the halo covered everything, but it is killing me that I didn't catch it.  Killing me.

She will have surgery tomorrow to remove the affected hardware and clean out the infection.  We won't know how much of the hardware has to be removed until he is in there and sees it.  The halo days are over because of the infection and wound, which is not a good thing.

We are still in shock, given how "well" Abby has been acting.  The halo has been apparently holding everything together and hiding all of the symptoms.  The sight of the hardware was pretty horrifying, so I won't be posting pictures here.  

Please pray for Abby and for us.  We could all really use some good news.

9 comments:

Charlene aka Charlie Weaver said...

Julie,

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this with Abby. I pray that everything get better real soon for her too.

Charlie Weaver (Big Top Kids Consignment)

Makeba said...

I'm so, so, sorry Julie. Praying for some good news.

Unknown said...

Our prayers will be with Abby and you as well.

helenasc said...

I'm so sorry to see this. I'm Kirsten's friend from the ice rink. I've been reading your blog, praying for you all, and asking her for updates but I don't think that I've posted here before. You've given me strength as my son has gone through some health issues in the last few months. Praying for a good outcome and peace and comfort for all of you.

Faith Keyser said...

Praying for healing for Abby and strength and peace for you all.

Susan Brown said...

Will be praying for healing for Abby. GOD loves all the little children and with GOD Al things are possible

The Cinnamon Stick said...

Julie I am Raelyn Doyle's grandmother...I want you to know that I have put Abby's name on a prayer list of my friends (some I only know thru their prayers for Raelyn) Our prayers are with you, Abby and the doctors and nurses as she goes to surgery tomorrow. We also choose JOY.

Anonymous said...

Juli, Matt, I am so sorry you're going through all of this, as well as Abby. (Caleb, too )
I'm praying for Abby, doctors nurses and your family. God is good and a great healer and we know He loves children. He's right there with Abby and all the staff. I know you Love the Lord. Just give to Him and let go. (Pastor Matt knows more than I, so, I know you're all in God's hands. Prays and hugs.

Aimee Yoder said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.