Monday, May 22, 2017

The Plan

I spoke to the plastic surgeon this morning.   He spoke to Our orthopedic surgeon (who is already in surgery) and the plan is to remove all of the hardware, leave the wound open, attach a wound vac, and close later this week on Wednesday or Thursday.  They are concerned about her high white count and think the only thing that will get rid of this is to take out all of the hardware. :(. We will deal with the kyphosis later, but this is what needs to be done right now.

Ortho has 5 cases today, so Abby will probably be last since she is an add-on.  One of the wonderful NPs came in to see us and cried when she heard the plan because she knows what a hard year this has been.  All this pain and suffering, only to have the hardware taken out.  I'm thankful she gets it. (She made me cry, of course!)

Abby has gotten sick 3 times today and is feeling pretty miserable, so she's getting some anti-nausea meds and some pain meds to get her comfortable and hopefully make today a little bit better.  




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