I've been back home since November 6th. My daughter is all healed, miraculously in only 3 months! She only needed to stay in the halo brace for 2 months, then she went to a hard neck brace. She was supposed to stay in that for another 4 weeks, but she went to a soft brace in less than a week, and then no brace in just a couple of weeks. Once she was out of the halo, she was able to drive herself, so there was no need for me to be there anymore. She went to the doctor on Nov. 28 and the X-rays showed the C-1 was 100% healed!
So now that I'm back home, I'm back to knitting & crocheting. Started & finished three afghans, a scarf, and finished my Padua shawl (not blocked yet). Now working on an Advent Calendar Scarf (http://www.von-stroh-zu-gold.de/muster/?p=40 and http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/advent-calendar-scarf) in Zephyr Emerald.