Quick update for Team Julia:
Carrie and Glen had to wait quite a while to see Julia last night, but were able to go to her by about 12:30. The team was continuing to work on addressing some post-op issues and she needed some more stitches, but overall she was doing well. Carrie and Glen got about 4 hours of sleep, and were back with her this morning when the doctors rounded. A few quick points from rounds:
Overall they are very pleased with how she is doing--everything is how they would hope and expect for this point post-op. They are gradually weaning her from the supportive measures that happen during and after such a big operation, while monitoring her extremely closely. She is scheduled for another MRI at 11:30. She is getting morphine for pain and I think is under some sedation, but she is still responsive, opening her eyes a bit, breathing over the ventilator, regulating her body temperature and showing other positive signs that she is tolerating this huge surgery well. That's our girl!