Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Merry Christmas

Guess who is getting an early Christmas present...give up? It's us!!!
Jeffrey had his clinic appointment in Baltimore on Monday at 8:30. After xrays and talking to the doc it looks like we will be scheduling surgery to get his fixator off on December 21st!!! How exciting!!! This came as sort of a surprise but a wishful thought in the back of my mind. I knew that some of his friends from the Hackerman-Patz House had been getting theirs off last week and this week so our time would be soon.
Here is the xray from Monday, the 29th:
Super cool regenerate bone. Gotta love technology!
Bein' silly. Check out that knee bend!!
What happens during the surgery is Jeffrey will go to sleep (sounds so peaceful, right?) and the doctor will take out the fixator screws. He will then drill a hole through the head of his femur and insert a rod. This is to help prevent a break in his femur since the bone is still quite pliable. He will be casted from hip to foot, probably. It may be a hard cast or a removable one. He'll wear that cast for 2-4 weeks and then begin physical therapy again. This operation requires one overnight stay so we'll be at Hackerman for a few nights and the hospital for one. This'll make for a very lazy Christmas break. Nice!

So, we keep taking our Flintstone bone building vitamins, drinking our chocolate milk, and trying to keep him from running and hopping. It's been a fun journey for momma being home. Now...the boys get to enjoy their daddy all day long :)

Jeffrey, my hero!


  1. That is soooooooooooooooooo remarkable. You and your family are truly great.


    Jane & Jim