Thanks for all the good wishes.
My daughter was cool as a breeze going to surgery, she kept saying there are people way worse than me in the hospital and indeed when you wander around a childrens hospital it is so true.
Anyway surgery was longer than expected as her spine was very stiff and it was a big correction, 8 hours on table and 3 in recovery. The surgeon was very happy with correction and they noted a small collapse in one lung but believed it would correct itself.
On Wed she went seriously downhill in terms of blood count and oxygen and ended up with a great cardio thoracic team who came in the middle of the night did ct, ultrasound xrays etc. To make long story short she ended up back in theater as her lung had collapsed fully and she had a sizable bleed in lung area !!
She is so much improved its amazing- she is now on facebook (the true barometer of a teenagers recovery) and her oxygen/fbc counts are better. I didn't realise how bad she was until now I see her better. The bad thing is there is a bloody uncomfortable chest drain in and the volume of stuff coming out is too high to let it be removed (another 400 ml in last 24 hours). Her ribs had a huge correction and some had been detached and reattached to spine so that area is very tender.
Anyone have experience of this happening after surgery ? I know some types of surgery require chest drains in on a planned basis but Doc said this is quite unusual so anyone waiting dor surgery the odds a VERY small.
I will report more when we get over this setback as she cant get out walking and is on-hold in her recovery til the lung is sorted.
PS sick of hospital canteen after 5 days but she did win a MASSIVE easter egg in hospital draw yum...