We made it home. We busted out of the hospital on Sunday. Cade was extremely anxious about the drive home. But we carefully made a plan with our nurse for timing of meds and what we could do if we needed to and set out on the journey home. For as nervous and anxious Cade … Continue reading Home Sweet Home
We finally turned a corner on Friday! We used a LOT of distraction to be able to stretch the pain med schedule out. We were trying to get it so we wouldn’t have a big of a crash in between his doses. And we accomplished our goal. He also had to have his post-op x-rays. … Continue reading Surgery Recovery Part 2
Today was a bit of an up and down day. The morning started off really rough when we got behind his pain. We were trying to get on a good schedule but the nausea and no appetite played a huge role in the scheduling of the pain meds. After such a rough start to the … Continue reading Surgery Recovery Part 1
We arrived at the hospital at 5:30 in the morning to begin the long surgery day. Brent and I were able to be in the room with Cade until they wheeled him back to the operating room. They wheeled him back at about 7:30 in the morning. It was definitely a lot harder to watch … Continue reading Spinal Fusion Success
So first off, we are still here. Life has just been crazy busy and I needed to take some time away from worrying about updating the blog. But we are here and had many changes happen since my last post. First off, we have moved. We renovated the house next door to my in-laws after … Continue reading Surgery Day
We had clinic a month ago and everything went really well while we were out there. Everything was relatively stable and we got some hopeful news that the boys may be able to get their Covid vaccine by this summer. So everything went really well. And when we came back I had renewed energy to … Continue reading Wrestling??
We’ve been kinda busy around here. Both boys had basketball, Cole’s continuing and Cade’s starting after Christmas. Cade decided to be the student manager for the 7th grade basketball team. It was great for him to figure out a way to be included in sports with the other boys in his grade. We are still … Continue reading Clinic Time Again
Hope. Hope for the future. That is how I am choosing to begin this post. I have great hope in our future. And while it is going to look radically different for us, I still hold onto hope. We celebrated the holidays in somewhat different fashion this year. Thanksgiving was very limited but we were … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings
2020 has really been quite the year. But we have had many amazing things happen in 2020 too. And now we are facing even more big changes too. To start, we are in the process of getting a Hoyer lift to aid with transfers for Cade. I can still manage everything for now but with … Continue reading Big Changes!
Today was a great day! Cade started bugging me this spring that he wanted to go hunting with his good friend Pat Moore. So I mentioned to his wife that Cade was wanting to hunt with Pat. So after some phone calls and some planning, it was determined that the great hunt would occur in … Continue reading Epic Antelope Hunt