Virgil said Xiaoyun slept through most of the night, which is a praise! Today will be a different story, I'm sure, because the therapists will be coming in to get her moving some, and they want her to start walking. One of the doctors came by this morning and said she could grow quite a bit - some because of the procedure, but even after it is complete they said she'll continue to grow some. They said she has a lot of flexibility (which is incredible considering her curvature). The surgeon hasn't been in yet, so I'll update more later.
Prayers for today: they start her back on her traction, she has to start walking, and for the chest xray (to make sure there are still no tears in the pleura).
*Someone had asked about nutrition - they have found a high protein/ calorie juice drink that she will drink, she really likes the ice cream, and they found a stir fry she really likes (though not on the menu they made her one with everything in it she thought sounded good) They are trying to stay ahead of any nausea, which will make a big difference with the appetite. Today we'll start trying to entice her with any and everything, since the pain med will keep her from having much appetite.