Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back to MN we go....

So we're hopping a plane on Saturday night and heading back to Minnesota.

I've been neglecting the blog (AGAIN) so what you don't know is that one of our last appointments was with the orthopedist to go over Gracie's nerve conduction study in her hands. The results were not so good. Her right wrist is severely constricted, causing her median sensory nerve to be almost asleep despite electrical stimulation. The tendons must be released ASAP to avoid permanent loss of function to that nerve which can lead to muscle wasting, disfigurement, loss of function to the hand itself, etc.

The Doc recommended surgery as soon as possible. If we could have, we would have just stayed in MN for another week and just gotten it over with. However, with Mommy and Daddy both having new jobs, that just was not an option. :(

Gracie's surgery will be Monday morning at 7:30 am. As far as I can tell, she is having Carpal Tunnel release on her right hand, and Trigger digit release on her right index finger. I had hoped that we would be doing both hands at the same time, but according to our paperwork, its just the right one.

Your prayers, as always, are appreciated. :)


Rylie Suzanna said...

Praying for a safe trip and an easy procedure. That's strange about only doing the right hand. I hope it all goes better than expected.

Rylie's family

Erica J. Thiel said...

Prayers this goes well - I can attest to how important it is to get those CT's released as soon as possible - the tendon transfer surgeries are no fun (thumb) and a long and tedious recovery). I could see why they'd only do one hand ata time in teens/adults but definitely odd in a child!