The thing about Lucy's illness is that its so unpredictable. Everyone keeps telling me that once treatment begins you have to stay on your toes. At a moments notice your life can flip upside down with emergency trips to the hospital for something as simple as fever. We aren't even to that point yet and every moment seems to keep you on your toes. Lucy did great last night. Eating, talking and watching TV. She slept like a rock and even this morning she was feeling good. On his regular rounds, the neurosurgeon noticed that Lucy's incision was leaking. He knew immediately that she would have to be resutured and needed an LP (lumbar puncture, or spinal tap). This meant that Lucy had to be transported to surgery and put to sleep. Recovering from anesthesia is a battle in itself. Any time an in incision is made in the spine you open the door for infection. Well, as luck would have it, we found ourselves headed back to the OR to relieve the buildup of pressure on her spine from leaking spinal fluid.
(even in pain and headed to surgery this angel was smiling)