Thursday, June 30, 2016

Week #1 Halo Update

The halo is placed and the skin flap is done and so far Trinity is doing pretty good!

Everything went great Monday afternoon with the halo placement and the skin flap. The halo only ended up needing 4 screws (which is pretty good). She will only have one skin flap procedure and so far that has been healing really well. They started with a weight of 5lbs on Tuesday. They are trying to add 1 lb a day, but because of some symptoms that she was showing they decided not to add any weight today. Otherwise, they hope to add 1 lb a day until she's up to 1/3-1/2 of her weight. A couple times a day they check her neurological functions through simple tests of the eyes, facial muscles and movement in the arms, legs, toes, etc. These tests will help prevent complications like: pain and weakness in the neck muscles, swallowing muscles and tongue, pain and weakness in the eyes, and neuromuscular complications.

She has been a brave little girl! Below are some pictures to show you what she's been up to.

We have been so blessed by all the beautiful messages and the kind gifts that Trinity has received. God has blessed us with some amazing friends and family!

The Arthur's

1 comment:

Liz and Will Timmerman said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Trinity is a super star, and it is my prayer that the next 2-3 months reveal many unexpected blessings and joys until you are all back home again. Lots of love, The Timmermans