Caitlyn went in for her major surgery last Friday and after some very difficult days and knowing that there are many difficult days ahead, still she is smiling, joking, sculpting strange little animals out of puffy clay and showing dramatic improvement over the last few days. Her strength after a 10 hour surgery is mind-boggling.
I was there last Friday to "see her off" to her surgery and took this picture of her surrounded by her loving and supportive family, mom & dad, Misti and Scott, and little sis, Makenzie. Caity looked so good and optimistic. After a customized rendition of "Always look on the bright side of life" that Caity, Makenzie and I sang for the assembled family she was led off to surgery. What a terrible thing for a kid to have to deal with.
Caity is indeed on the mend and looking forward to getting out of the hospital. This photo was taken just two days after her surgery! I just can't believe how great she looked. She is one amazing kid and I hope that she continues down the road to full recovery as smoothly as possible.