Today was, all in all, a much better day for Jamie and Gail. The testing is exhaustive and it takes forever to get results and because there are so many doctors involved, it complicates getting complete information that has taken both specialties into consideration.
The morning began with Jamie receiving more blood and more pain meds. Both of these totally improved his outlook. He is still losing blood and will not be moved from ICU until that is under control. Initially, we thought he would be out of ICU tomorrow, but that was naive.....we know that now. The doctors got a chance to review the results of yesterday's MRI and they have determined not to do any additional surgery at this time. All organs look good, and he farted today! For those of you who know and love Jamie, this normally would be an awful thing, but today Gail was excited to experience that fart because it means that his systems are beginning to function again. (I wish I could upload a picture of him farting, but no such luck)
He did get fitted for a brace that will stabilize his pelvis and back, but before we have the brace constructed we need to determine that both the neurologist and the orthopaedist are in alignment that this is the correct way to stabilize both L5 and pelvis. The picture below is Jamie being molded for his brace.