Update on Paulette Pyle of OFS

This is an update on the health of Paulette Pyle, Dir. OFS
From Sandi Schukar, Oregonians For Food and Shelter,

Paulette has three fractured vertebrae.  She has quite a bit of swelling and inflammation around the spinal column, so they are waiting for that to subside before they do surgery on her – probably tomorrow or the next day.  She got a good night’s sleep last night (10/6); she is comfortable and is doing well.  Her kids have all talked with her, and they are confident that she is getting excellent care.  She is in good spirits and just SO glad to be able to talk (by phone) to her children for the first time since her accident.

I spoke with Marylin today; she is scheduled to fly home tomorrow.  Ken and Paulette will be in Vienna at least a week following Paulette’s surgery.

The name of the procedure Paulette will have is kyphoplasty.  They will be injecting bone cement into the fractures for stability of the vertebrae and the spine.  Here is a link to a Website where you can read more about it: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00388

Paulette wants you all to know that she is in good hands with the doctors in Vienna!

Thank you for all of your words of encouragement and your prayers and good thoughts for Paulette.  I’m “cutting and pasting” them into a document for her so she can see what y’all have written to her.

If you do not hear from me again regarding Paulette’s health, assume that all is well.  You can check OFS’s Website for any additional updates.  www.ofsonline.org

Many of you have expressed a desire to send a card for Paulette.  Please send them to OFS’s office and Terry and I will be sure that they are delivered to her as soon as she’s stateside.  Our address is:

Oregonians for Food and Shelter
3415 Commercial ST SE, Suite 100
Salem, OR 97302

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