Abby is complaining of a bad headache and asking for a back poke (spinal tap) to make the headache go away. There has never been a time when she has complained about a headache that her intracranial pressure wasn't sky high.
Abby's doctor wants us to take Abby to ER. Abby's airway has been compromised after the last two spinal taps and it has taken her 6 hours to wake up from the anesthesia. Please pray for safety during the spinal good pain relief and sedation and that we find a better way to keep her pressures down.
Garrett's back brace is here and he is placed in it now. He will start PT as soon as it is adjusted. His doctors expect him to be in a lot of pain and he is. Please pray that his pain will be controlled and he will adapt to the brace quickly. His doctors warns that most patients are not able to use this type of brace but to avoid surgery and/or spinal cord injury they must try to make this work. He's going to be in this contraption for eight weeks apparently.
The roads here are still a slick in the evening from refreezing melted snow. Please pray for safety as I drive Abby to the hospital.
Abby's birthday was yesterday. She would love to hear birthday wishes from you if you have the time to write her. Thank you for praying for our family.
Abby looked so pretty today headed out the door. Usually, she can produce a wonderful expression even when she feels bad but this is the best I could get today even trying hard to get her to smile. Can you see the weariness on her face?
The Nintendo DS she is holding was a gift from our wonderful
Christian fellowship at Wildwood Community Church. They wanted
to get Abby something to help her pass the hours at the hospital.
They got Sami one too because they know she is often there with Abby.