Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Receiving the news that her sister was out of surgery and doing well. What a huge relief
We had a happy day all around. Therapy was successful again today. She is starting to get the hang of the canes. They are becoming more automatic instead of being so forced requiring so much concentration for every movement. I ended up staying the whole session today which is very unusual. I am usually only there for the walking part. Josie woke up sort of off. It could very well have been that her sister was going into surgery or that she just needed mom today.
As for Teresa, she did have her surgery. It was longer and tougher than anticipated but she did really well. Werner sent texts and pictures as soon as she was out. She looks great. She was awake and alert right away. Her eyes seem to be tracking better then when the shunts were externalized. He even sent a short video and she looks like herself again. She just needs to get through the next few days infection free. Then she can go home!! Just at the moment Josie finished therapy we got the text saying that she was out and fine and included a picture. Above is the picture of Josie when she saw the picture. She was squealing with happiness. We called Teresa on our way home and the nurse in the PICU held the phone to her ear. She said when Teresa heard Josie's voice her eyes got bigger, she started to talk and smiled a bit. True sisterly love. Keep fighting the good fight Teresa. We love you so much.
And finally for the other happy news today...Mike and Steph are having another BOY!!! Luke is going to be a big brother. We are going to have 4 male cubs and one reigning queen. Matt and Luke will both be great brothers. We are thrilled. Congrats Richards family. Let the name game begin.
I hope everyone had a happy day. We are so thankful for all our blessings. Jenny and Josie