Tuesday, April 7, 2009

one rod..four screws & thirty hours later.

just a short note to combine all the tweets you guys have been following on my side bar for the last day and a half. and to thank you for all of your concern and well wishes. it means so much to see those texts and fb wall posts.

my parents have been in mckinney since last friday night. they spent the weekend with kennedy and korb so that kp and i could go to the NASCAR races at texas motor speedway. and they got to spend lots of time with nick and jenny celebrating dalton's third birthday. kp and i were planning to be home around noon yesterday and they were going to head home then. but..yesterday morning around 730 my mom was getting kennedy ready for school.. she slipped on a wet floor in the master bath and broke her leg in 3 places. my dad called 911 and paramedics took her to centennial medical center in frisco. after xrays.. an orthopedic surgery consult.. lots of pain and a few hours of waiting.. she was admitted in the hospital awaiting an OR. around 6PM they finally took her back to surgery to set the breaks and place a rod from her knee to her ankle held in place by four screws. she was in surgery and recovery for three and a half hours. the surgery went well... so says the surgeon anyway. he said it will be a long road to recover. several months..but she should have good range of motion in her ankle.

last night was really long for us. she experienced pretty serious symptoms of sleep apnea.. and developed a high fever. they did breathing treatments thru out the night and she has been on oxygen in one form or another (mask or nasal cannula) since yesterday afternoon.

her day today has been a bit better. she hasnt yet been able to keep down anything but clear liquids. she even threw up her blessed diet dr pepper that she had been asking for for so long. :( but they are going to try to feed her solids for dinner and see how it goes. she has also seen physical and occupational therapists today.. they mostly worked on sitting up but even that is so painful.

poor thing. i hate to see her like this. i really wish i could just do it for her.. please continue to lift her up. its going to be a little while before she is herself again.

5 comments:

Amy said...

Bless her heart! I hate that for her. Jason's mom broke her ankle about 8 years ago with surgery and rods and screws. The whole bit.It still gives her trouble. I will keep her in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Oh James,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. The pain medicine is probably part of what made her feel so horrible.

I'm hoping that by the time you read this, she is feeling better. The surgery sounds so painful.

Take care and love to all

me

P.S. I wrote a post about you and Twitter.

clarine Smith said...

I can't imagine my mom in so much pain! God Bless Jammi!

Kyle Vannoy said...

Hey, we are going to be in Dallas this weekend. Though we might come over and see her unless they are coming back to Childress before then. Let me know.

Sharon said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom! I will keep her in my prayers and please tell her I'm thinking about her. I was glad to read the update, as I wasn't catching it from what little I was reading on fb. Thanks! Hope the week gets better!!!