Friday, March 11, 2011

Countdown - 4 days

Well so far one prayer has been answered - Kenyon's surgery date has been moved up to Tuesday the 15th. As in 4 days. He is pretty happy about that because the truth is - he is at his all time worst pain EVER. And that, my friends, is a lot of pain. Pretty sure most human beings would not be functioning let alone moving at all if they suffered the pain he has.

So our prayer for the surgery is that they will be able to do both knees at once. We are very aware that doing comes with some consequences - like 2 new knees will not be easy. But if he can only have one done, that means 2 things. A) His bones really are as bad as the MRI appears and they have to but a metal stem/rod in - not really all that cool. B) It means he will have to go back and go through it all again in 8+ weeks. We would really prefer one hospital stay.

So good times ahead. I think, after 4 different surgeons, that we have a very capable, experienced, confident (that is an understatement - all orthopedic surgeons are pretty dang confident ) surgeon. And the University Orthopedic center is a great place and they have all the resources to get Kenyon to full recovery.

So here we go....

Oh and guess what - I have the greatest mom EVER. You already knew that but she is. She is coming back to this house (can you even imagine after living here for 6 weeks) and helping me function with everything. She is saving us. Truly. Thanks Mom!

7 comments:

Alissa said...

Isn't that the truth--all orthopedic surgeons are confident. All surgeons for that matter. So glad that the date got moved up. We will pray for 2 knees and a smooth recovery.

Kristine said...

i am so happy to hear the news that the surgery date was moved up! that is great! the thought of what kind of pain kenyon has been experiencing is terrible! so prayers your way, indeed!

em said...

Kenyon is the toughest. Mom is the bomb.

The Loves said...

That is great news. Let me know what help you need with anything... I especially like to help your kids because they are all so dang cute!

Chris, Amy and the girls said...

You and your Mom are amazing women! Hooray for this day to finally be here for you guys. Tons of prayers for a great surgery and even better recovery! We are here for WHATEVER you need!

Malia said...

Kenyon and All of you will be in our prayers! And yes, your Mom is amazing.

Lindsey said...

Good luck Kenyon and Annie. He deserves a break. He better be able to get both done at the same time. We'll be thinking of and praying for you.