Friday, March 23, 2012

Neurosurgeon Encouraged

After a long worrisome day we got good news this evening from the neurosurgeon. He said he was encouraged by all the moving and thrashing around she's doing...even under the amount of Morphine she's on. He was encouraged by what he saw on the MRI but wants to give her 36 more hours before they decide to do anything like put a pressure monitor into her skull or take her off the ventilator. The MRI showed that her ligaments are strong and tight around the vertebrate that is broken which is the first one at the base of her skull. They won't have to fuse that. Any surgery that she can avoid is good. The swelling on her brain hasn't increased today. She's crying and making faces like she's in pain. It's sad that those kinds of things are a good sign and celebrated but we'll take what we can get.

We appreciate everyone's prayers for Hannah and her family and I would like to ask that prayers also go out in behalf of the woman who hit her. I can't imagine what she is going through. It was an accident and I'm sure she is suffering also.

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