Dr. Couldwell just came to check on Jodi. He's been out of town for a number of days. It was good to see him again. He has started the lumbar drain for today, then he'll check for leaks again tomorrow. He said there may be no leak anymore given the experience Jodi had last night of being up for so long without any problem of leakage. Dr. Couldwell is hopeful that additional surgery can be avoided.
Below, you can see a picture of Dr. Couldwell talking to Jodi, plus a picture with Mildred, Jodi's night nurse for three nights. She's from Kenya and is a real sweetheart. We've all fallen in love with her. You can also see a picture of Jodi's incision without the staples. They were taken out yesterday. Jodi said it didn't hurt.
Last night was a good night and this morning has also been good. We're looking forward to more times like these.
Jodi continues to be the recipient of flowers, gifts, calls, emails, and of course, the comments on the blog, all of which are immensely appreciated. Thank you again and again!