Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thanks, Nana!

My Mom came out to help with the second surgery.  It sure is a blessing to have good parents that are willing to make sacrifices.  I'm blessed with such parents.  My kids were really looking forward to Nana arriving and although Papa couldn't come as well, we know it was a sacrifice for him to have Nana here and appreciate him as well.

We hope you enjoyed your ride, Nana!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Brithday To Me

I'm 46 years old today.  Another birthday spent at the hospital.  :)

I actually don't mind it and what has made it really sweet, literally, is that one of my super thoughtful friends brought me these:

Aren't I super lucky! That bottom box contains See's Chocolates and since I'm at the hospital by myself with a child who can't eat by mouth, I don't have to share.  That's cool, right?

I also have heard that my sweet husband sent me a beautiful red roses and more chocolates, but a picture of those will have to wait till I'm back home.  I've also received SOOOO many birthday wishes on Facebook, and text messages and phone calls.  I feel very blessed to have wonderful friends and family.

And, while I have a lot of gray hairs and my skin is certainly start to wrinkle, I'm sure grateful to be aging.  It's definitely better than the alternative.  

2nd Surgery

We started the morning really early today.  As you can see, Ryan was still a sleepy head.

(Notice all of his artwork on his cast?  Thanks, Jessie!)

But he really perked up and even showed a sense of humor with the doctors in the pre-op holding area.  He was a little sassy with Dr. Magnabasco and smiled when I called him out on it.   Funny boy.

The surgery started on time and took just a little longer than the first one.  Overall, it went well today.  Dr. Magnabasco did the same thing to the left side as the right.  (He did not have to have the open reduction.)  Unlike two weeks ago, when he came out of the surgery, he had a hard time waking up from the anesthesia.

When he finally did start to wake up, he was very frustrated and seemed to still be in a lot of pain.  Of course, if you look at the picture below, you might be able to see why he's in pain.

Those are pins and plates holding everything together.  Ouch.  (We'll do surgery again in a year to remove all of them.  Ugh.)

You probably already know that green is Ryan's favorite colors.  Johnathon was very bothered by him not having a green cast last time.  It only makes sense to Johnathon that it would be a green cast since that IS Ryan's favorite color.  So, green it is.

We have been trying to stay on top of his pain today, but it's taking a lot more meds.  It's hard to tell whether it's more painful or if he's just frustrated.  Please keep him in your prayers.  Hopefully, this will be a quick recovery and I'll wonder why I fretted so much about this surgery.  Wouldn't that be nice?