Monday, August 21, 2006

Another update

DSC03223, originally uploaded by adriennevh.

Friday was the day from hell! The wheelchair company sent a shoddy product that wouldn't support Adams leg, so mama bear came out and growled and slashed a few faces before the hospital sent us home anyways and a different company delivered another wheelchair on Saturday to the house. There is a whole lot more to that but I really don't want to relive it again.

Adam is doing better, today was his post-op appointment and the bandages got changed. The picture above is from before the appointment. I tried to take a picture of the sutures and stuff when they removed the bandages but suddenly he (of all people) got shy about it.

Again just another brace and bandages, and then we go back next Monday. The plan then is to remove the stitches and either cast or an actual metal brace that will go form hip to toe.

He is sleeping in the living room on the recliners, but has managed to walk to and from the bathroom and to and from the car. Driving with him is hard, all the bumps and turns and I guess (from the look on his face and the winces he makes) that stopping and going is the worst.

He is on iron supplements and a high protein diet to help bring the blood count back up. He is not getting as dizzy when he stands, but is still pretty weak.

Keep the cards and emails coming, it helps to keep his spirits up. Frustration at not being able to do things yourself sets in pretty hard.

1 comment:

  1. It's a good thing LA traffic is always flowing and never stopping and going.

    Give him big kisses from Jackson.