Category Archives: Medical

Caitlin’s Scoliosis Surgery, part 2

Tuesday was a very long day. It started at 4:15 am. It didn’t end until nearly 11pm. So, she went into surgery around 8am. The first incision was at 9:15 am. We got updates from the operating room around 10, … Continue reading

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Caitlin’s Scoliosis Surgery, part 1

So, our odyssey began on Monday, when we went into Chicago to do pre-operative bloodwork. Remember the weather on Monday? -20something including windchill? Schools closed, including NIU? Stay home or there will be COLD DEATH AND DESTRUCTION, for we live … Continue reading

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Caitlin’s last day at school (cross-posted from Michael)

Michael posted an update that I’m sharing: Today is Caitlin’s last day of school before the spinal fusion surgery. By the time Caitlin goes back to school in 7 weeks or so, it will be springtime and warm. Today it … Continue reading

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What You Can Do to Help with Caitlin’s Surgery

Many people have asked us what they can do to help during the surgery and recovery. We tend to not ask for much, but we realize that friends and family often feel like they need to do┬ásomething. (And yes, the … Continue reading

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8 Days Until Caitlin’s Surgery

[Cross posted from Michael’s blog] We are starting to get a little stressed out. We have 8 days until Caitlin’s spinal fusion surgery. So far, all of the pre-op doctors’ visits have been okay. The pulmonologist cleared Caitlin for surgery. … Continue reading

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