Jodi had another good night and is doing well this morning. In fact, for the first time the physical therapist has come in for some "real" exercise. Of course, it isn't much, but a little bit of anything will be a lot more than what she has had. She's doing shoulder shrugs right now. Now she's pushing her shoulders back into the pillow. She's now stretching her arms out to each side. You get the idea.
There is still no evidence of any spinal fluid leaking. That is great! They kept the lumbar drain going at 15cc's all through the night, which was different than the plan yesterday. They've clamped the drain ocmpletely as of this morning, which is also different from what was discussed yesterday. We don't understand why these changes. We've asked the nurse to page the doctor to make sure things are being done properly. Hopefully, the sealing over of the hole will hold through this rapid increase in pressure and with the increase in physical activity.
Sherri called this morning to tell Jodi that Trenden was fasting again today. This makes three days in a row. Sherri told him it would be okay to eat, especially since he'd fasted yesterday and the day before. He looked at his Grandma Orgill and said, "I'm going to fast for however long it takes!" What a demonstration of love and faith by a 10 year old for his Mom. We can all learn from his sweet and touching example.
I'll keep you posted throughout the day as to Jodi's progress. Things are looking good enough that the routine of laying in bed while being loaded up with pain medication is changing quickly.
Your prayers have been working and now we're praying that the progress will continue in the healthiest of ways.