September 28, 2008

No news

This is just a small update--we know nothing new. The MRI and CT went well; Sally knows the routine and is excited about getting popsicles after waking up from anesthesia. We have an appointment on Tuesday with the surgeon to hear his final plan for surgery. Most depends on what he sees from the scans Friday.

They did cut the cast off, but had to do it BEFORE she was knocked out. The anesthesiologist took one look at her and said he couldn't get her mouth to open wide enough to put her out. So they brought some 'happy juice' and the saw. It came off right there in pre-op. Sally was loopy, but managed to wail the entire time. He sanded the edges down so it won't cut her and then put it back on with bandages. My eyes actually started welling up with tears because of the strong odor. The inside of the cast is brown with dirt, funk, and skin. She had three flowers from a headband embedded in her back. She picks at the headband and I guess one day a few fell right down the back of the cast and got stuck. She also had some grass and unknown other items down there too. The nurse and I rubbed her down really well with a warm washcloth. Sally just kept repeating, "Ahhhh, more, more!"

That night she sat in the tub for a long time and I scrubbed and scrubbed. It was disgusting. She was ecstatic about taking a bath after so many weeks of just dipping her toes in.

Four more days until surgery...

5 comments:

ethiHOPEia said...

You are in our prayers!

Molly said...

Just keep lovin' on your girl!! Don't let your fears or frustrations hold you back. YOU are going to be her stronghold in the next months and she'll need your strength and love more than ever!!
Praying for you!
Love in Christ,
Molly

kangaj1 said...

Oh dear Apryl, we are praying for you and Sally this week. Thanks for keeping us updated through your blog.
Melissa Juvinall

Jori said...

A good warm bath does wonders for the soul!! I am praying for you!
love, jori

alisafmartin@yahoo.com said...

April- your precious family is fervently in my prayers -- AND, is deep within the cradle of God's hands. You are a bellwether for those of us following in your foot steps (adopting) - God is using your grace & humaness to minister to us...your circumstances have great purpose as God demosntrates His glory in your life.
...you cry, and we'll pray...it's our honor to stand in the gap...
Alisa AWAA