Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Stitches OUT

DSC03230Adam got all of his stitches removed yesterday. Yes, there was a moment where we contemplatd using the smelling salts on me, but I survived. The strip don the middle front had two pieces of thick "lanyard" (remember those plastic strings that we used to weave together to make keychains at Bennett?) type material and the doctor pulled those out each in one long full piece. These were embroidered like not really stitched. That incision is the main one, that is where the 11 screws are. We are still trying to get a copy of the xray of that. The x is a minor incision, I believe for a scope of some sort when they were looking for the bleeding, that was just 1-2 stitches. On the side where the railroad tracks are is where they took a piece of the fibia to meld together the pieces of the tibia that they took apart. That was about 15 normal stitches. and the small hole to the right of the bottom track is where they had a drain attached to him after the surgery for any unvaccuumed blood. It was safer to close him once the bleeding was stopped and drain any excess blood that way then to keep him under much longer.
If you click on the picture it will take you to the set for more views.
He has a home Physical Therapist that has been coming once a week ish, to help him work on build his muscles up and getting back into the groove. He is up and about more, but not a lot. He starts school on Tuesday.


  1. Is there a picture? Because I can't see it.

  2. OK, I made the picture work for her. And for that I am sincerely sorry.