Dr. Greenberg just finished meeting with us and has given Toni the all clear to go home tomorrow. The plasma exchange tube will shortly be removed, and after a good night's rest we will pack her up tomorrow and get her back to the hill country. She can resume a normal life as her strength allows. Some numbness is expected to remain in her left hand or arm, but mobility is back, and we have every reason to believe that she will continue her recovery over the next 8-16 weeks. I'm taking her dancin' for New Years.
Toni is beat up by all this - she kids around that she has more holes in her than a voo doo doll - but the Doctors tell us that she has responded very positively to her treatment. She has a follow up MRI and consultation ahead sometime in the next month, and some medications she will continue to take. We will know more then about how the remaining spinal lesion has responded to this treatment, and we will also have a good idea by then of how quickly she can get back to full strength.
Thanks for prayers. I will try to post some pics in the next few days.
For those at Redeemer, I will see you Sunday, and Toni hopes to be there as well before too long. She looks more tired and bruised than a left tackle at the end of the season, but she's also doing a victory lap.
The staff of Zale-Lipshy have been incredible. We are rejoicing to be headed home, but we remain so very grateful that we were permitted to come here in the first place. God has been most merciful and kind to us throughout this trial, and never more so than when he has embraced us through the many small but mighty acts of kindness bestowed on us by so many of you.