I hope I'm not jinxing myself with this post, but looks like we will be headed home tomorrow! Both surgeons will come in tomorrow morning and change the dressing on her back and around her drainage tubes. If all looks good we should be discharged by 12:00 tomorrow!!
It hasn't been super easy getting her up in the brace and wheelchair these past 2 days, but we are slowly making progress. I think right now the hardest part is weaning her off some of the pain meds. We will get trained tomorrow night on how to give her the IV antibiotics over the next 3 weeks.
Trinity is doing pretty good overall. She tolerates her brace and the wheelchair for about an hour and then she needs a break. Personally I can tell a difference in her posture without the rod. They did an x-ray today so we know where she's at with her curve and can keep an eye on it while the rod is out. We will come back in 2 weeks to get the drainage tubes out, run labs and look at the wound. Then Dr. Walker will see about once a month until we get a new rod figured out.
We are just excited to here some good news for a change! We still need the prayers to make sure that the infection gets cleared up with the IV antibiotics and that her little body can heal from all these surgeries. Also, pray that her scoliosis can be stable while using the TLSO, that way her body can heal for 4-6 months before they put in another rod.