Our brave little gal begins her 7 week hospital stay starting March 25th. She will be at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, located in Regions in downtown Saint Paul.
JunFen will be in halo gravity traction, followed by surgery to implant some hardware in her back (attached to her ribs and pelvis).
She would love to have visitors. Once we have her tutoring schedule confirmed, we'll post hours for visiting! We also will post a photo of JunFen in halo traction so little ones can prepare to visit her and be familar with how she will look.
If you are visiting our website because you are considering a child with scoliosis - PLEASE don't be afraid :) All the grace you need will be there when you need it! Sometimes children can have part of their time in halo traction at home! It was NOT painful and an enormous help to JunFen. It also provided some great bonding time! Also children with less than a 45 degree curve may not need surgery - others with a greater degree curve may not require halo gravity traction - making for only a week stay for rod implantation - and possibly out-patient for the adjustment of the rods every 6 mos - to a year.
We so appreciate your prayers and messages on this guestbook! God bless!!
Amazing grace - hospital stay
March 21, 2009
ANOTHER CHANGE - STAYING AT GILLETTE!
March 24, 2009
Halo Traction Application Goes Well!
March 25, 2009
Day 2; Halo becomes a crown :)
March 26, 2009
From fairy to ballerina - all in a halo!
March 29, 2009
X-ray gives us good news!
March 30, 2009
Our little trooper continues to amaze us!
April 04, 2009
Kindnesses ease hospital stay
April 10, 2009
VISITING HOURS APRIL 13 - MAY 5
April 11, 2009
Half way there: 24 more days to go :)
April 18, 2009
She keeps smiling, two more pounds of traction and all
April 25, 2009
Heading for the Finish Line with the help of the Vikings!
May 03, 2009
Out of surgery!
May 06, 2009
Recovery & Home! WHOO-HOO!!!
May 10, 2009