Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Report from Dr. Milhorat

Good news, Dr. Milhorat just came out to the waiting area and spoke with Sandy and I about the surgery. The hard part of the surgery is now over and they are just finishing stitching her up. She should be out and ready to see in an hour or so.

The surgery went very well. They did not have to remove as much material as originally anticipated. In fact, they left her c2 pretty much intact, removing primarily a section of c1 and portion of the skull. he also cauterized the cerebellum tonsils a significant amount. All in all, he felt like her CSF flow from the spinal column to the brain has been very much improved and is very optimistic about her recovery. Thank God for these good blessings! And thank you everyone for your continued prayers!

There is still some concern about the cranial settling that is caused by her Ehlers-Danlohs Syndrome, but since her recent low bone density scan prevented her from having the spinal fusion done, all we can do is wait and see. It may be fine he said, only time will tell.

I will post another update around mid-afternoon after the surgerical procedures have officially ended and we have seen Lacie.

3 comments:

Aimee said...

So glad to hear that things went so well and have a positive outlook.

I pray for Lacie's speedy recovery and I hope to have the pleasure of meeting Dr. Milhorat some day.

I will be watching for the next update.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear it went well. I look forward to another update!
Amanda

The Gyrovague said...

Great news.... When they can leave some of the cervical material it is always better for stability.

You guys are in for such a relief. In a few short days this will be but an unpleasant stop on our way to our final destination.