It was a long night. Sumana needed pain medicine about every one and a half hours last night. But they were able to manage the pain pretty well. Unfortunately she couldn't keep any liquids or food down so she has depleted all of her energy. It's been rough being on her back all the time and we have another day of that.
Today at 10:30 a.m. she is more talkative and more herself. She is laying on her side for the first time and is resting pretty good. She is charming all the nurses with her outgoing personality.
The concerns that you can be praying for are: That the 'dura' (the outer covering of the spinal cord) closes completely. Leaking of the spinal fluid is bad. The other thing is she has developed a little crackling in her chest (fluid in the lungs) so she is getting nebulizer treatments. And... that she would be able to take in nourishment. Dr. Silverstien was in this morning and said he will get her UP tomorrow morning and the possibility of going home either Wed. afternoon or evening or Thurs. a.m.
FYI: They are planning on moving her to another room soon so give Cheryl a call to see where she ends up before you come to visit. Thanks.