So, we're home and it feels GREAT to not have to deal with hospital stuff anymore!!! Don't get me wrong, I think for the most part our hospital stay was great. But I think there is a lot of healing that can happen at home and no where else. Getting in my mom and dad's car was quite a challenge (both of our cars are too high for him to get into). We wont be going anywhere just because he can't get in the car.
When we got home, we were we welcomed with this sign....
Our friends are soooo cool!!! Balloons all over the house....
And this funny crown declaring Randy the King Ricky.... what's a Ricky? Go HERE to find out!!! When Randy saw the bib that Chanieca had made for him, his response was, "COOL!!!". He had a run in with some rice in the hospital that he wished he would have had that bib!!!
Another one of our neighbors, Brother Manwaring, couldn't let him be on a walker without the token tennis balls (which he called later and told us to take them off because they aren't stable).
So, here he sits. Just letting his body get better, hopefully so he doesn't need surgery. He will see the orthopedic surgeon in 2 weeks to see how he's progressing.
I haven't been blogging since Sunday because it's pretty time consuming taking care of him. Ok, let's be honest, this is FREAKING HARD!!!! What have I been doing?
*call ortho surgeon for 2 week appt. and application for temp. handicap tag for car
*call regular doctor about the IV site's infection (?)
*meeting with attorney
*help him go to bathroom
*help him shower
*make sure he's getting his pain meds on time, with a snack so he doesn't get sick
*get him dressed
*put him to bed
*talk to our car insurance
*talk to the other guy's car insurance
*talk to our health insurance
*keep everyone updated on his progress
*arrange for things that I can't get out to get from the stores
*try to not let him get bored, depressed, ect...
*arrange for a babysitter for Randy so I can run to the pharmacy, there IS infection in his arm
*now giving 2 different kinds of pills to Randy
*oh yea, AND I'm a mom and wife and Hope on top of that, so the laundry, dishes, house chores, kid's baths, hugs, ect, still have to get done!!!!
So, really, I haven't been too busy!!!!! YEA RIGHT!!!! But I am not complaining, for having a crash that could have killed my husband, and now he's home and not in a neck brace, ect... I'm pretty happy. It's not going to be easy, but the blessings are pouring in and for that I am sooooo grateful.
Here's an x-ray of a normal pelvis..... look at how small the gap is down at the bottom......
Now, compare it to Randy's x-ray. See how big the opening is on his? That is what is causing him all his problems, along with the internal bleeding and swelling that comes with a traumatic injury like this. The surgeon is hoping that he's young and healthy and his body will just start to correct itself. You can also see on the left side how his hip jogs WAY out to the left. It's really obvious when he doesn't have clothes on, his side looks deformed.... weird!!! I edited his x-ray so we all wouldn't see his "man business"!!!!
Anyhow, we're surviving. That's better then we were thinking was going to be the case just a few days ago. Please keep us in your prayers, we feel them everyday. Thank you so much for everyone who has been so pro-active at this hard time. We love you all.
Organized Medicine Cabinet (take 2!)
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