Exactly one month from today, Kennedy will be having her spine fusion surgery. They anticipate the surgery to be 8-9 hours. This will be her longest surgery yet... and I'm trying hard not to be anxious... but I am. After surgery Kennedy will have her halo on and go to ICU for 24-48 hours. Then she will go to a regular hospital room for about a week. Then we will be released, but we have to stick around Philadelphia so they can watch her and do her first post-op CT scans.
On June 27th, my mom, the kids and I will fly up to Philly where we will meet up with Frank. The kids are SO excited to see him! (Almost as excited as I am!) We'll get a few days to spend together as a family and then we check Kennedy into the hospital on July 1st to prepare her for surgery on the 2nd. *sigh* This month is going to go by quickly as we prepare.
PLEASE be praying that this surgery goes smoothly. Those of you who know Kennedy's medical history know that she likes to surprise doctors with medical situations that "never happen". Her "small" surgeries have turned serious, and her "large" surgeries? Well, thankfully she hasn't had many.
In one month, once again, we will hand our daughter over to the surgeons and we will pray that the Lord will guide their minds and their hands... and we pray that He will steady our hearts and give us the strength to see her through this. We believe that He will...
Thank you for praying, always.