Spence had been scheduled to have his chest tube out this morning. The chest tube was put in to reinflate his lung after surgery. However, his hemoglobin is low from surgery and was not rising as the doctors had hoped so they gave him another unit of blood this morning. So hopefully it will be a good boost to gain some strength for the days ahead. It is ironic….Spence is A+ and I (Cindy) gave my A+ blood on the same day he fell! So what goes around comes around. Always give blood if you can, you never know when you might need it yourself.
Spencer is allowed to not wear his cervical collar when he is in bed, but he will need to wear it when he’s upright. He was measured for a TLSO chest brace. He will begin wearing that at all times on Monday when it arrives.
You always know you have friends and loved ones, but when something like this happens, you realize their real value in your life. We are all so lucky and thankful first that Spencer was not paralyzed but also that each of us have such a strong support system sending love, healing wishes and concern.
We are not a real religious family but rather spiritual. One of my sisters is a nurse in Michigan and has another nursing friend who sent out a prayer chain….in two days, the prayer chain moved across the world and my sister’s friend got messages from people praying for Spencer in Nepal, Ireland and received 200 emails from others asking how he is doing since they have been praying!! The world is really quite small and filled with good people.
Thanks to everyone for checking the website and sending your messages, emails, and texts. They are incredibly helpful and make each of us so appreciative for your loving support.