Abby's surgery will be tomorrow, although we aren't sure what time since she is last minute. Dr. Cahill will remove the right rod with the hope that the left side can stay in. If there is any bacteria on the left side, he will remove that as well. He is very aware of what that could do for her kyphosis and doesn't have the answers for that right now. Surgical options don't seem to be working for her.
Although a lot will depend on what he sees when he gets in there, he is expecting that it may take several different surgeries in order to close the wound completely. This would mean Abby will be here for a while.
Abby is still coughing a ton and has a fever when she is without Tylenol. They have her on Albuterol around the clock every 4 hours, but it isn't enough to let her rest. There's some concern that the infection has spread and is causing this.
Caleb's musical that he has worked SO hard for is next Thursday and Friday. Dr. Cahill has promised to avoid doing surgery on those days so that we will be able to take turns going to see it. It breaks my heart not being able to fully be there for him when this is something he has worked so hard for. I hate having to be in two places at once. It is an impossible choice. If you see Caleb, please give him a hug. He is so upset over this whole situation.
We would be honored if you would wear purple for Abby tomorrow. I don't even have any here, since this was NOT AT ALL expected. But my heart will be in that OR nonetheless.
Thank you all for praying us through this very difficult time.