Monday, February 9, 2009

What I've been doing . . .

Yes - jordan had knee surgery (it was actually almost 2 weeks ago on thursday). He had 2 pieces of his femur floating around his knee cap and had to have them removed and then they did what is called a "micro-abrasion) which meant that they put holes in his knee or femur (i am not actually sure) to allow more blood flow. So now he has a couple of divets in his femur where these chips were and is taking medicine to hopefully rebuild the bones.
You might wonder - how in the world did that happen? Good question. We are not actually sure. It happened during our churches annual "turkey bowl" which is a flag football game before thanksgiving. We did not get hit but the doctor said that he must have turned or twisted his knee in just the right way to allow pieces of his femur to be taken off. Before he had surgery it has been extremely painful - as you can imagine if you had a piece of bone chip floating around your knee would be. It has also been so hard for jordan because he was not able to exercise until he had surgery. He really had a hard time walking too - he walked with a limp - which funny thing about that is that jayden started walking with a little limp as well. Funny how much they watch us :)
Anyway - since the surgery Jordan has been doing great! I was really worried that it was going to be a hard road ahead of us. Jordan doesn't do the best with pain (and the doctor said it would be VERY PAINFUL recovery), Jayden is a busy boy, and being pregnant with not as much energy BUT thankful it was not that bad at all. Jordan did not have much pain at all - which I think was God's grace on us! So he is back at school today and able to ride the bike 20-30 minutes for rehab.
Just wanted to let you know what we've been doing. Also - chasing around little cutie! He is so busy - he loved jordan being home for the week and a half, but didn't quite realize that he couldn't do everything he was use to daddy doing with him.
Hope you are well!


Clint said...

poor jo! i'm glad it's been better than what you thought & i'm sure he's enjoying getting to ride the bike.
love you guys :)

c said...

the "turkey bowel" sounds painful. he's lucky he just hurt his knee.

Kyle, Mel, and Samuel, and Noah said...

I'm excited to find that you are a blogger too! I'm not too good at updating mine :) I love reading more about your cute fam!

Kelli said...

I didn't know you were pregnant. Congratulations. And I'm glad Jordan is recovering well.