Post-op X-rays this morning show that Arden’s femur remains in place!
One little person is mighty glad to be getting out of the hospital and away from all the poking and prodding and being wheeled into yet another exam or X-ray. She’s had a great morning. And this good news tops it for all of us.
The road ahead is long. 5-6 weeks in this Spica cast with more follow-up X-rays in between. Then a return to Seattle Children’s Hospital and to the O.R. for recasting in a slightly less confining body cast and another 4 weeks or so. Tony, Hilda, and I will be taking turns helping Allison with Arden’s care.
After the last body cast comes off, she’ll have physical therapy to learn how to walk again. Arden will wear a brace for anywhere from 3-months to a year after that to make sure everything stays in place.
We are more thankful than words can express for the love, prayers, and generosity of family and friends who are helping this little family get through this crisis. God’s mercies have surrounded our little one, and we are trusting his help in the days ahead.
Please keep Arden in your prayers. I expect to post more updates in the future as we continue the fight for Arden to walk and run and dance again.