Tuesday was Kat’s Pre-Op day for her spinal fusion, which is the scoliosis surgery she needed. I’m sitting here today (Saturday) writing this as she sleeps in the recliner, Sisi draws in a chair at her side, and Law and Order: SVU on her list.
It’s a crummy cell phone pic, but in the above you can see her spine before the surgery. 38* and 45* causing some problems with her lung, shoulders, waist, and balance. You can see how it throws off her neck too.
This is our room in the family center, a hotel like building behind the hospital. It was nice to have a place to stay in town so we didn’t have to go ahead and drive back to Spokane here at about 5:00 AM to make it for our 6:00 AM surgery time on Wednesday.
Hard not to laugh at yourself when you throw it in there all crazy like that!After sushi we had lots of time before the parking meter ran out, so we went to the bookstore just a little away from it. Looking for books is serious business, though I love this picture because she looks so bad ass, like she’s super angry. Just thoughtful and caught at right moment! 😛
After that we went back home to pack everything, see the rest of the kids and then head back to town to relax. We had orange smoothies on the way back to town and let her snack a little as she wasn’t allowed any breakfast.
Wednesday was the surgery, which we’ll talk about the next post.