Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Update Part 1: Orthopedics

Hey y'all. Sorry for the lack of updates over the past few days. Between Jeramie's trip to the ER on Friday night (no worries, he's fine now!) and our general sickness over the entire weekend, I haven't really felt like writing. But, alas, there is news to tell and it wouldn't be very nice of me to keep y'all in the dark, now would it?

Jeramie took Ethan to see Dr. F., the orthopedic surgeon, on Tuesday. The appointment went well and, as always, they were thrilled to see how great he looks! Dr. F. was particularly impressed with his arm and said everything is great.

After taking an x-ray, he decided that he will not need to re-cast Ethan's arm! This is good news, for a couple of reasons. One, we won't need to mess with another bulky cast and, two, it means his arm is already in good position for surgery.

"Surgery?!" you ask? Yep. Surgery.

Ethan is on the books for Monday, January 4, as long as his cardiologist is OK with the plan. We were really hoping to get it scheduled for the last week of December, but evidently those spots have been filled up for months. As long as everything goes well, he will only need to spend 1 night in the hospital. I will end up taking a few days off of work that week, but he should be good-to-go come that following weekend.

I'm really excited about closing this chapter of his story. I know he'll probably be followed for a while after surgery, but this has been hanging over our heads ever since we brought him home in May. I'm encouraged as I watch him figure out how to use his left arm, and I'm looking forward to what he'll be able to do after surgery. As always, I'll be praying for a quick recovery and that God would spare him of any potential complications.

So, there ya go. Stay tuned for "Update Part 2: Friday's Appointments".

1 comment:

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