Tuesday, March 5, 2013

It's Not a Walk in the Park

Our little man had a long day today...
 
 
He was happy and in great spirits this morning...
 
 
 
It didn't hurt that his room had a TV with CARTOONS on.

 
Check out his gown!!
 
He looks a bit like Dopey in Snow White.

 
In the pre-op room he made a friend.
 
Being the careful and conscientious person that I am....
 
I asked his friend if I could take some pictures...
 
 
She said sure!!
 
 
I got in trouble..
  
Total par for the course when it comes to me and my camera!!
 
DON'T TAKE PICTURES IN THE PRE-OP ROOM!!!
 
When Aaron's leg Dr. (Dr. VanBosse) examined him he was hopeful that he wouldn't have to put the plates in his knees.  He thought he would be able to get the extension needed by just knicking the tendons.
 
That proved to be wishful thinking.  Aaron's tendons were too tight so they put in THESE in both knees.
 
eight-Plate Device 
 
UGH!!
 
He also did a tendon release in his hips.
 
He also torked on Aaron's feet to get them straighter and flatter! 
 
 Dr. Z. (the arm doctor) cut and turned Aaron's arm so that now his fingers touch.
 
I'd take a picture but he's not exactly in a picture-taking mood.
 
He's more in a TAKE THESE CASTS OFF MY FEET mood.
 
The stretching in his feet is actually the worst of his pain right now.
 
He isn't complaining about his arm because they put in a block so it is currently numb.
 
Thank the Lord!
 
THANK YOU FOR PRAYING!!
 
Please keep praying for our little guy.  He's got 4 long weeks ahead of him.  This is not going to be a walk in the park.
 
 

14 comments:

  1. I was just wondering how things were going. Thank you for the update. We will be praying for Aaron during this time of healing. So sorry he has to be in pain. :(

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  2. Praying for you, Aaron! Stay strong, my brave buddy, and I'm looking forward to giving you a big hug when you get home :D

    {{{{hugs}}}}

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  3. Bryson and I can't wait to see him tomorrow! We will pray for him tonight!!

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  4. Thanks for the update. I have been praying for him, and you, all day. Lifting all of you up in continued prayers for a swift recovery!

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  5. I've been praying for Aaron off and on today, as I thought about him, and will continue to do so.

    This kind of reminds me of the "pain" our loving Heavenly Surgeon sometimes has to allow into our lives, pain in the form of trials and disappointed hopes, pain we don't like any more than Aaron likes the pain and casts he's coping with right now, but pain that, if we keep our eyes on Him and our minds filled with His words (from Scripture), will straighten out our crooked characters, and bring them (eventually) into perfect alignment with His character.

    Kathy

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  6. Longtime reader here... thinking of you all, and especially praying for sweet Aaron

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  7. Praying for Aaron. I know God is near him, and each of you. At least they were able to do the needed work on the knees while they were in there, instead of requiring another operation for it. Bless you all! Lots of love- Kelly M

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  8. Praying for Aaron and his parents too!

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  9. I just wanted to let you know I am praying for Aaron and your family!

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  10. Praying for His pain relief in a mighty way! Please Lord, make the corrective procedures performed today be exactly what Aaron needs and take his pain away! Make his recovery as swift as possible with the greatest results imaginable! In Jesus' holy name, Amen!

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  11. Oh, dear, I am so sorry to learn that Aaron had such post-op pain, and hope he is feeling better now and will continue to feel better each day. It's hard for an active little boy to be incapacitated by casts, but I am thankful that the surgeons got so much done in one "session", and hope Aaron's healing will be swift and successful and that the days will pass swiftly and happily for him.

    This is a good time for picture books, videos, puzzles, and other sedentary activities (see R.L. Stevenson's "The Land of Counter-Pane" for inspiration) which are fun and productive, though with spring on the way (once all this snow melts!), I expect Aaron will be getting outside, perhaps in a wagon pulled by his big brothers. Until then, perhaps a sled pulled by those same big brothers would be fun, once the surgical "changes" are stable enough.

    Thinking of and praying for Aaron, and all of his family.

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from EE

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  12. Your camera woes crack me up. But I would want to document such a precious moment too, I would be in the operating room if they let me. Your precious boy and your mama's heart will both be in my prayers.

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  13. Ouch! When I saw the first picture I thought "OH no, what did Aaron get into? Sledding accident? Jumped off the roof, thinking he was Superman (like my Dad did when he was a kid!)?" So I'm glad this was planned! :)

    Will be praying for Aaron, to heal quick and for pain relief!

    Melissa in CA

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