This mornings surgery went well, we are back in the room, having bypassed the PICU. The infection was down into the bone and required that the bone pieces that were removed from the first surgery be permanently removed. Doctors say that will not be a problem and that she might even grow it back naturally. In other words, instead of having vertebrae rings she now has horse shoes. Cassie received a PICC line I.V. and has begun receiving 3 antibiotics through it. She will have to be on those for a few weeks.
Our hopes of coming home this week have been dashed. We will need some help this week with the kids after school and into the evenings. If you can help please contact Sister Cook. Thank you for your prayers.