Here is the latest as far as surgery dates and procedures. Isabelle will be admitted to the hospital on July 8th. They will attached the Halo and she will be in traction for at least one week. For those of you who may not know traction basically means they will be stretching her neck to straighten out the curve as much as possible before surgery. She will be in the PICU for this entire time. After that she will go to the operating room to have the major surgery some time between the 15th and 17th. It is likely that the whole surgery will be a two or three day process with the surgeon doing a posterior fusion on the first day then going back a day or two later and doing an anterior fusion. Once both parts are complete she will be in the PICU for at least one night and if everything has gone well she will be able to go to a regular room. She will be there for atleast three more weeks after that. So, those are the dates and details that I know as of now. I will continue to send more emails as I get more details.
On a MUCH happier note we are leaving for the beach tomorrow for a few days. You will be able to reach me by cell phone but if you do not hear from me via email for a while don't panic. We will just be enjoying the sun and water...and the food of course!
And then on an EVEN MORE happy note (and I added this part especially for one specific person who will know who they are) Isabelle is now able to walk up to 10 feet with her walker all on her own! Well, I have to push the walker behind her because she forgets to bring it with her but other than that she does it all by herself.
That's all for now.