Kayli's spine surgery was a GREAT success!!! She was expected to lose 4+ units of blood, but actually only lost apprx 1 unit of blood!!! Her spine was much, much worse than the Xrays showed. Kayli's spine self fused at the T10-T2 (basically her whole thoracic spine), in the fixed, severe, Lordosis curvature. Kayli was in the most traction she could have effectively been in, before releasing her muscles, tendons, and cutting the auto fusions in her spine. The surgeon was able to release her entire spine, and cut the fusions. Before closing Kayli, he placed the screws and Mersilene tape inside her, with expectations of going back in next week to put the rods in. He could have put the rods in today, but he anticipates that with releasing the fusions and muscles that were holding Kayli's traction success back, Kayli will correct EVEN MORE when put back into traction for a week, before placing the rods!!!
So, Kayli impressed all with the low blood volume loss, the extreme curvatures and unknown fusions, and the success in traction with what she was dealing with! The outcome is already MUCH better than expected, with anticipation of even more correction to come!!! oh, and Kayli's bone density was excellent!!! We are praising the Lord, Surgeon, Dr's, and Kayli's Krew for all their belief in, and support of Kayli! #Shout out of Thanks to YOU for also believing in, and praying for Kayli and our family!!!