Frantina’s Xrays

I took photos of her Xrays today to show you the metal pieces they put around her spinal cord in her neck.  I find it pretty fascinating how big they are and how they show up on the Xrays.  The doctor requested a CT Scan today to get a better picture of how everything is doing.

Frantina continues to be very congested and this hospital does not have any portable suction machines so we can suction her throat!  She has a lot of mucous that she is coughing up but she just can’t seem to get it out of her throat!  I wish I was closer to GLA because I would go and get one of ours and use it!  The doctor looked at me like I was crazy asking for a suction machine and catheter in the ward. 

She continues to have some pain.  I think she’s in more pain today that she was the night of surgery.  They continue to give her IV pain medication but sometimes it’s not lasting until the next one is given.  I pray that the pain becomes less in the next day or so.

Frantina neck implant 1

frantina neck implant 2












frantina neck 4

I didn’t get the flat side of the plate to show you.  I somehow missed taking that photo.  This shows the cylinder that fits around the spinal cord to give it stability and protect it.

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Jane Blannin-Bruleigh wrote:
Sending more prayers for all of you. I can only imagine the doctor's face when you asked for a suction machine :-) this is truly amazing what they have done and Frantina has come so far!!!!! blessings to all of you

Sat, April 28, 2012 @ 12:37 AM

2. Thérèse wrote:
All our admiration to little Frantina! She is so brave and stronger than anyone of us. We hope that convalescence continues to proceed noramlly and the smaller problems be resolved too. Always with our thoughts in the DR. Blessings. Thérèse & family,

Sat, April 28, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

3. Katie's friend Melissa wrote:
Awesome! Frantina is such a brave little tiger! Rawr!

Sat, April 28, 2012 @ 6:43 PM

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