Spinal Surgery - Milestone Diary
Here are the milestones and summary for each day:
Just FYI: Skye had curve sizes of T104 / L84. Double tether T5-T12, and Lumbar tether T12-L3. Disc release top four thoracic vertebrae.
- 5 days - Pre-op including registration, bloods, x-rays, examination, heart ECG (not standard).
Day Zero - Pre-med @ 7am, down to theatre @ 7.30am, operation @ 8am, in ICU by 4pm.
Day One - 1st chest tube out, standing, getting out of bed & walking with help.
Day Two - 2nd chest tube out, lying Xray, walking, main line out, discharged from Intensive Care.
Day Three - All drips, lines and catheter removed. Number 1's. Walked 10m on her own.
Day Four - Number 2's, walking 100m, getting out of bed without aid.
Day Five - Showered and out of hospital gown.
Day Seven - Walking stairs
Day Eight - Discharged from hospital
Day Ten - Chest drain sutures (stitches) out. Flew from Germany to the UK.
Day Twelve - Finished the hospital meds and now just on Panadol and Ibuprofen.
Day Eighteen - Flew home to New Zealand from UK.
Three weeks - Had all wound coverings off, went to school for two periods per day.
Six weeks - Going gently, and doing most things including swimming.