Thursday, November 18, 2010

Surgery Update.....

Haley had her surgery today.

Thankfully, everything went beautifully.

Let me just go ahead and tell you, everyone was amazing.

Before her surgery, our Doctor came in to talk to us at her bedside and led us in prayer.

Yes, the Doctor led us in prayer.

He was great to us, everyone was.

The staff of the Surgery Center did a FABULOUS job taking care of us today, too.

I couldn't have asked to be treated any better by either our Doctor, or the Surgery Center Staff.

He was able to do everything he needed to do.

The space between the bone and the rotator cuff was only 1/10th of an inch wide.

This means every time she moved her arm, the rotator cuff was compressed.

The rotator cuff wasn't torn, but it was inflamed and already had a groove that had been worn in it from the constant compression.

There's no doubt the rotator cuff would have torn had this surgery not been done.

She's in a sling and has a large bandage on her shoulder that we will remove tomorrow.

He did a nerve block in her shoulder, so at this point, she isn't really in pain as much as she's uncomfortable.

I've also been giving her pain medicine every 4 hours to stay ahead of any pain.

It's working but she is restless and has only slept 2 hours since surgery.

She's tired, worn out and sleepy but just can't seem to settle down enough to sleep.

Hopefully, that will change soon.

We will follow-up with the Doctor Monday and she will start Therapy just as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your texts, facebook messages, phone calls, visits, and prayers.

We will never be able to tell you how much each of you mean to us.

I'll update more later.

Love you MUCH!


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