Friday, August 13, 2010

Andrew's Surgery

These gruesome pictures are actually out of sequence, but I wanted to post them here for posterity.  we are all praying that this will be the last surgery Andrew has to have on his leg.  The rod in his upper leg was taken out above his knee and the plate and screws were put on the bone on the side.  I am a squeamish person and just writing that made me feel ookie.  I can only say that Andrew came through the surgery and seemed to be feeling better faster than he did after the doctors worked on his lower leg in February.

It has been a year and a half since Andrew was able to walk on his own.  He gets grouchy and angry. I get irritated at him for doing that, but looking at these pictures, I think I may get more of an understanding of what he has been dealing with.  I know that the pain has been a constant, and I pray that it will be gone soon and he will be walking again.


JoEtta Zabel said...

Poor Andrew...everytime I see pics from his injury it makes me sad that all of this happened to him and put his life on such a roller coaster.
I don't blame him for being grouchy...I would be too. I'm sure he would much rather be back 1 1/2 years ago and live that night over again without getting hit. The important thing for him to remember is he is alive.

a chick named Toni... said...

I hear ya sister...I get squeemish reading what you wrote and then looking at the pictures too! Wow I can't believe it has been that long already! That is a long time to not walk on your own and I would get frustrating but tell him to just hang in there and keep working on it....hopefully this last surgery will do the trick and he can begin to walk on his own.