Saturday, March 13, 2010

Surgery is scheduled

It's time.

Dr. Waters wanted us to wait to do the surgery until Quinn's mobility and range of motion stopped improving. He still is showing some very gradual improvement, but in the meantime he's developing a series of work-arounds that result in him using his right arm less and less.

We shared the latest range measurements and these details with Dr. Waters' staff, and they decided it's time to go ahead. April 29 is the first opening, and of course we couldn't get tickets with our frequent flier miles that week. We didn' want to push it much later and subject Quinn to a summer of hell in a cast and brace. So I called American Airlines hoping to get a mom I could appeal to, and lucked out! She agreed to appeal on our behalf, and her supervisor agreed, and that guy's supervisor agreed, so we got the tickets.

I'm relieved, but nervous.


China Dreams said...


Good luck with everything, and congratulations on finding a sympathetic voice at the other end of the phone! I hope all is well. Boston will be beautiful at that time of year-lilacs blooming, people crewing on the river, cyclists everywhere-it's a great time to visit. If you need anything, let me know.


Jill said...

Thanks, Ruby! Your support has been awesome - I really, really appreciate it!!