Grace’s surgery has been delayed. Our new date is Feb. 12. Last week Grace was in the hospital for a few days because she had high fever that led to seizures we needed help to control. (The hospital can give Grace meds through an IV to stop the seizures). They did several tests, but weren’t able to find any reason for the fever. We kept her on ibuprofen several days straight and she was put on antibiotics- all to get her through. Because of this, the neurosurgeon wants to delay the surgery so Grace can regain all her strength. This also means two trips to the pediatrician in the next two weeks for monitoring!
It is both a relief and a burden to have the surgery date changed. We were on the 10 day count down. All our obligations at work had been shifted, we knew we were only going to be tossing and turning in our sleep a little while longer. But now, now the clock is reset, but the anxiety level has already risen…. the house has been made ready…..but now we’ll be here another week…we’ll have to get all ready again. Now though, we have more time. We have two weekends to rest up. Grace will have a few more therapy sessions to help build her strength. I can say more prayers.
This is a picture of Grace and Hoover last week, the day after she was home. She found her way to Hoover – and he snuggled right in!