Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Request for an Update...Here goes

We have had this doctor puppet around for a few years. But Quinn has taken a liking to this puppet. It occurred to me the other day that the reason why she likes this puppet is because it reminds her of Kenyon with his mask on. Most kids probably aren't all that familiar with "the mask."

Lately he hasn't been wearing his mask much. He seems to be doing pretty well.

His biggest complaint - and it is a big one - is the pain in his knees. He really can't walk and stairs are torture. Turns out that the steroids he has been taking have caused some irreversible joint damage. We are a couple months out from seeing Dr. Rosenberg but they really can't do anything for him right now anyway. The plan is to wait until he is off more meds before they do surgery (knee replacements?). He is tapering off his meds but it keeps getting slower and more drawn out. That is discouraging but it will come.

So there you have it. An update on Kenyon. Not much else to say. It is just a s l o w process to get back to good health.


Holly C M said...

Thanks for the update--and I believe you are right about Quinn's fascination--esp. looking at the cute pics you sent. She seems to love that puppet and it does look like a representation of her dad.

Malea said...

You are the queen of living a normal life and not JUST focusing on a pretty major life altering existence...plus not making Kenyon's health what defines you or him, or all of you as a family. I love that about you.