Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hi All.  Long day with good results.  Paul went in for surgery at 8:00 a.m. and got out at around 3:30 p.m.  They had him awake almost immediately.  The surgeons were very happy with the results and said it went very well.  They were able to untether all of the spinal cord which is great news and because of the complete untethering the prognosis is very good.  It will take a few days to assess how he is doing with pain and spasticity but tonight he was doing pretty well.  His pain hasn't been higher than a 2 or 3 (on a 10 point scale) and his legs and feet, which in the past have been the source of the most painful spasms, have not had any spasms yet.  True, he is on pain meds and valium to relax him, but still that is progress. 

Tonight he is in ICU and will probably stay there tomorrow.  Its amazing how much better he seemed in just a few hours.  We'll keep you posted...

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhhh...I just let out my breath and slipped back off the edge of my seat. I started to write a comment last evening but found myself oddly speechless. I decided to say a prayer instead. From your postings it sounds like so far so good. I read that when a large group of people pray for the same intention, for the same person, at the same time; all that energy is accumulated to create a concentrated burst of blinding light aimed heavenward. "They" say those mega-multi-member prayers get pushed to the front of Almighty Attention! Shhhhh. Listen. Can you hear the Heavenly Host? The Seraphim, The Cherabim, Tu Poc, Biggy, Dick Brown's serving Coffee! Jane's doing the Lindy! They're all shouting and stamping their feet!!! Duck, Duck Duck!!!

    I'm tired now. Have a good sleep, Paul. JA