Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Quick Update

Katie will be having surgery on Friday. It is a pretty standard procedure that will allow her femur to sit in her hip properly. After the procedure and while she is still anesthetized they will be putting her in a body cast. It will go from under her armpits and completely down her right leg. It will go only to mid-thigh on her left. We are told that kids in this type of cast actually figure out how to drag themselves around. She will be in it for three months. After that, she will be in a brace for as long as possible. With the brace, she will be able to learn how to walk. The doctor is optimistic that this will work well in her case. Please pray that the surgery goes well and that she will adjust to the cast. She will, obviously, have to sleep in the cast too, which I am worried about. She needs sleep and so do I. :) She will be admitted to CHOP overnight on Friday, so I will be staying with her there. Saturday, she will be home. After one week, she will have a CAT scan to make sure that the hip is still in the correct location. In six weeks, she will get a new cast for the remainder of the three months. It's going to be a lot of adjustment for everyone. It all seems so surreal right now.

3 comments:

Jules said...

You will all be in our thoughts. I know it will be so hard to see them wheeling her off to surgery. If you need anything just ask!!! Anytime you need me to take James for you or just come over to help let me know. I'm right around the corner. I am free most of the time. If you want to get together and pray anytime tomorrow let me know. My whole day is free.

Cristi said...

Hey Meg, we are praying for you all and especially Katie Grace right now! If you need anything, please call me! I only work until 2pm so if you need someone to hangout with James or just let you take a shower - please let me know! We are praying for a successful and safe surgury! xoxo :)

mcwigginseses said...

Wow. This has happened so fast. I'm so glad that your family and friends are there to help you guys through this difficult time ... I wish I was there to help. Please let us know if there is anything you need. We will be thinking of you. Love, Erin.