I wanted to post a quick update on how Elena’s surgery went today. We had so many messages from all you who were thinking and praying for us today. Each one of them meant so much. We are continually amazed at how much love and support you all show for our girl. It definitely made our day easier.
Mom definitely shed more tears than Elena did today….not surprising though! Honestly, the toughest part of today was saying goodbye and watching them roll our little girl in a big hospital bed away from us. Once we were through that, the rest of the day went very quickly.
The surgeon was very pleased with how everything went. He injected dye into Elena’s hip to get a better picture of what was actually going on. The good news, rather great news, was that her hip wasn’t as dislocated as the x-ray made it appear. It’s definitely still a major issue and her hip socket isn’t developing correctly, but thankfully, it’s not as bad as we had originally thought. He went ahead and released her tendon and did another round of Botox. Hopefully, this will help continue to buy us time. Elena has been the real champ. She’s barely fussed all day and continues to amaze us with her ability to gracefully endure. All in all, Chad and I were very relieved and happy with how the day turned out.
So, thank you, thank you, thank you for all your prayers today. They are so appreciated, more so than you can imagine.