Thank you all for your prayers yesterday. The surgeon feels that the surgery was a "success" although Katherine's double vision is not totally corrected yet. The two images are much closer, and the hope and prayer is that they will eventually merge into one as the healing continues and the brain re-wires. She is such an uncomplaining good sport that it amazes me. She is experiencing a good deal of pain right now. Jay has written a more detailed account on caringbridge.
We decided that it would be best if James and I did not go to the hospital since he is in such an "active" stage. One of Katherine's most faithful friends, Kelli Powers, sat with Jay in the waiting room. Kelli is a special gal. I can't begin to tell you everything she has done for us throughout this ordeal...organizing help, spending nights on the cot in Katherine's hospital room, interceding, and on and on and on. Amazing. Kelli and her husband Matt just adopted a 14-year-old boy last week. And she is expecting her first baby any day now. It is an extremely busy and transitional time in her life.
Still, she came and sat with Jay for the whole surgery. That is sacrificial love.
On top of everything else, she wrote a beautiful piece on her blog yesterday about Katherine: http://www.successisrelative.com/shifting
I am so grateful for all of the faithful friends who have not abandoned us on this hard journey.