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gillespie
11-26-2008, 09:57 AM
Hi everyone
Nice to be here on the other side. Danielle did great. Her surgery was 8 hours went from t2 to l2 not sure of how much correction but she looks completely straight. She spent one night in ICU and is on the ward now. She took 3 steps yesterday and transfered from bed to bed. I am so proud of her. Her pain is bad as you all know thank god for drugs!!!!! They took her off the continous morphine yesterday so she has the pump and oxy but last night was rough as she had break through pain because she was sleeping and not hitting the pump. You all were right the day of I was so calm and relieved. I so want to thank everyone for your support and knowledge and I will keep you all updated. On my way back to hospital. Daddy is with her so I could come home and shower in my own shower and have a little break.

scoliboymom
11-26-2008, 11:15 AM
So happy for you all that you are on the other side and that things are going so well.
Wishing Daneille a speedy recovery.
Ramona

WNCmom
11-26-2008, 11:17 AM
Thanks, Catherine, for letting us know. I have been checking and checking. So glad to hear all went well for Danielle. After these first few days, it will only get easier from now on.

Mary Ellen

txmarinemom
11-26-2008, 11:31 AM
Catherine, that's fantastic news ... Mary Ellen is absolutely right - things WILL surprise you how quickly they improve. Before you know it, days will pass where surgery doesn't even cross your mind ;-).

Best regards,
Pam

pmsmom
11-26-2008, 12:41 PM
Glad to hear that you all are on the "other side" and that things are going well.

Continued thoughts and prayers to you all!

Marian

Carmell
11-26-2008, 02:13 PM
Catherine,

I'm very happy to hear Danielle is doing well. This is a huge surgery, and it sounds like she's recovering with little or no complications. That is great. Many more cyber hugs and wishes she continues to have a great recovery.

debbei
11-26-2008, 03:44 PM
Catherine,

I am so happy for all of you. Thanks for letting us know how she's doing. Give more updates when you are able!

Pooka1
11-26-2008, 04:20 PM
Congratulations to you and your daughter.

Good work.

sharon

discombobulated
11-26-2008, 04:26 PM
I'm so relieved for you all - & glad you & your husband are able to give each other little breaks. Thinking of Danielle & you guys...hoping that her recovery will be swift & smooth :)

Take care.

Kitty
11-27-2008, 07:28 AM
Hi Catherine,
Like everyone else, I was waiting eagerly for news of Danielle. Thanks for keeping us posted and I am relieved to hear that it all went well and she is out of intensive care. Wow!! On the wards already - I am still amazed at how fast my transatlantic cousins progress with their post-op recoveries!!!

It must be wonderful for you to be on the other side - finally, and it will only get easier for you from now on. I promise you it will be so exciting to see her progress and reach her little recovery milestones (i.e, sitting, walking, toileting, etc.)

Well done to you all!! Please keep us posted with more good news.

Hugs to you

Lisa

JenniferG
11-27-2008, 05:03 PM
Fantastic news! Hope the recovery continues as well as it's begun. Another lucky one on "the other side!"