Little Man was very nervous rolling into his 2 week post-op appointment. His surgery went really well, but the first few days of recovery were a bear. He was so worried about the bandages coming off and what was expected from him next.
We both sighed with relief when they told us how great everything looks. The nurse actually said, “it looks beautiful!” Because it has healed even better than they had hoped, we don’t need to make the 6 hour drive back to the hospital again until June 14th. They also had prepared us for the possibility of needing physical therapy, but right now his knee has full range of motion and he is keeping his leg strong on his own.
In other words, we have an easy 3 weeks ahead of us! I am one thankful mom. It is downhill from here. While Little Man continues to recover, we have our minds set on enjoying parks, playing outside, eating a lot of pizza and trying not to miss the other half of our family too much. They will be joining us in 23 days. Not that I am counting.
The next round of appointments, starting mid June, will begin the process of building him a new leg. He already is starting to think about what pattern he wants them to use and is also counting down those days. This boy is ready to run again. He is having fun popping wheelies and winning races against his sister on her scooter, but I don’t believe he will be sad to say goodbye to the wheelchair. We should have his new leg the first or second week of July.
Thank you for all your prayers. I know people say this all the time, but I really mean it….the prayers are getting me through. The night after Little Man’s surgery, I was exhausted and he was in so much pain. We both were reaching our limits. I asked Hubby, “do you really think everyone who says they are praying is?” His simple “yes” helped me to pause, take a deep breath, and push through that night. I also believe that it is by G0d’s grace that Little Man is healing so well. So you guys keep praying and this mom might keep surviving!