Today is the first day….
.... of the rest of his life. (Quote stollen from his Great Aunt Sherri)
And what a great day it has been already. He woke up this morning, had breakfast in bed, drank Gatorade.
They have also just moved him to sitting up in a chair. The nurses are amazed at his pain tolerance and strength, though the Arnold family is not surprised :)
We had a very slight scare last night on breathing, coming out of anesthesia so they did an X-ray. Absolutely amazing when you loook at his chest now.... yes you see the screws but what you'll also see is a curve of 16 degrees. Now, granted, he was laying down so gravity hasn't kicked in but we think, based on this, he is now at a 20.
So, just coming out of surgery, they have cut this boy's curve in half.
We just continue to count our blessings on this whole ordeal.
Just a reminder, they DEFLATED a lung during surgery..: absolutely amazing what God can do and the progress doctors have made with this procedure....
Very short, 5 minute video on VBT for those interested