Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Phewwwwwww.......................things are finally starting to get back to normal. 

January 25th Joey had tendon release surgery. The surgery went good. He was put in long leg casts with a bar between his legs keeping his legs spread. He was miserable. He was in the hospital for a total of 7 days between the surgery and the allergic reaction he got from his medication. For the first 2.5 weeks after surgery he was miserable. It took us that long to control his pain and even then I don't think we did a very good job of controlling it. When his long leg casts came off at 2.5 weeks, short leg casts were then put on for 4 weeks. He managed to tolerate this much much better. He started to get his smile back. We ran into a couple complications after surgery, nothing major, but things we had to constantly keep an I on. His nerve in his left leg was going haywire, it has now gone back to normal. Also one of his incisions opened up. It is still open, but no infection and is getting better.

So that brings us to present time. Today Joey's casts finally came off. It will take approximately 6 months for him to get back to normal. We will know within the year end if the surgery worked the way we intended it too. He will need a lot of therapy to get him where he needs to be. When school is over he will start an intensive session of PT in San Diego for 3 weeks.

Joey just started baseball again for the spring. He played 2 games already and wasn't a happy camper. So we will see what happens. I also have been having some issues with his teacher in school. So I called and spoke with the principal and she had him moved to a new classroom in less then a week. I met the new teacher today and I love her. So all is good there.

The family is now getting ready to go on a vacation for a week. Joey will stay home with a babysitter, he does not like leaving the house, which brings us to selling our RV. It's hard to take Joey camping anymore so the RV is going bye bye. Maybe in 5/6 more years we will get another one when the kids are grown up. We sure did have great times in that RV. It will be missed.

Nice to get back to normal. PHEW!