One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Monday, March 24, 2008

Post-Op Kate Update

I'll have pictures posted once I get my computer set up (we just moved), but I wanted to give you all a quick update.

Kate is doing very well. The surgery lasted almost three hours, which was quite a bit longer than they told us. That, combined with watching our little four-year-old being wheeled away in a hospital bed by a bunch of strangers in scrubs, made for a stressful morning. But, in the end, all went well. Kate now has four pins in her elbow, and all the bone pieces fit together like a puzzle. The doctor said that Kate has "every chance of a full recovery."

She didn't end up with a pink cast. The doctor opted to put her back into a splint, since a cast requires a scary saw to remove it. Kate doesn't seem to mind. In six weeks she'll have to go in to get the pins removed (a 5 minute ordeal) and then she'll be splintless.

Kate took a good hour to come out from the disorientation caused by the anesthesia, but within twenty four hours she was walking around, and within forty eight she was dancing and singing and fighting with her sisters. All is back to normal, relatively speaking.

Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes.

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