After a very difficult travel day, which began in the doctor's office at 10am and ended in bed at 8:30 last night, the miracle surgery patient got home. A very happy little girl got home about the same time. After over a week at a friend's house, although taken care of very well, she was quite happy to be back in her home with her parents and her dog. This has been a traumatic week for everyone!
We want to thank all those who expressed concern, sent messages, sent emails, made phone calls, gave flowers, sent flowers (the room is filling up), picked up our mail, are providing meals, offered prayers individually and in church, and basically gave us their love and support. Many of you we have never met!
And now the healing begins. She is told to stay in bed from 4-6 months, walk each day, blow into her respiratory therapy device, and eat protein, veggies and fiber.
There are pills with various purposes, ointments for the same, and a short walk to the bathroom. She is quite tired, quite cared for, and quite glad to eat something other than "the worst hospital food I have ever had, and I have been in a lot of hospitals!" Well, you can't have everything.
In applying ointments this morning I had opportunity to count her healing surgical holes (no stitches, super glue). Usually her surgeries leave her with 3. This time I thought there were 5. Instead she has 11, and perhaps one more! They did a lot of work! I think she looks pretty good following such an ordeal! (She did NOT want this photo taken...)
Between Dr. Liu and his primary assistant surgeon, they called on her a total of 17 times. They also called by phone or were called by the hospital another 25 times or so. Dr. Liu called again this afternoon, just to check in. These are terrific doctors and people.
So, again, thank you all for everything you have done.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560