October has been fairly the curler coaster of feelings for us.
I nonetheless can’t consider the quantity of ache that he skilled. Andrew refused to be taken in an ambulance (umm we positively met our out of pocket for the yr so we must always have) and needed to be within the ready room for half-hour earlier than he was taken again. I by no means wish to relive these half-hour once more. I used to be so helpless and simply watched him wrestle a lot as his leg was dangling.
Andrew is at all times the one caring for us (and sufferers) and so this was fairly the change for everybody. Brooke and knox had been very traumatized by all of it as a result of they noticed the entire thing. They’ve all been nervous sick however they certain stepped as much as the plate and have been following him round serving to him and getting him every little thing he wants.
Even Beck has been on his greatest conduct for Andrew and taking day trip of his busy day to snuggle him.
Within the ER we met with an orthopedic PA that informed us no person would do surgical procedure on him for 10-14 days due to how swollen it was… we couldn’t think about him residing like this for therefore lengthy. We known as my brother (ER physician) and he mentioned completely not. The earlier he had the surgical procedure the higher for his restoration and long run effectively being.
My brother labored his magic and scheduled surgical procedure for him lower than 48 hours after the accident. We are going to without end owe him.
Till we left for the surgical procedure we did every little thing we may to maintain him comfy and the harm elevated above his coronary heart.
My sister introduced over a particular smoothie for him (that he shall be consuming each day throughout restoration) stuffed with each nutrient on the planet.
He wanted to be outdoors to see the solar so we set him up outdoors!
On Saturday we left the youngsters with household and made the trek to my brother’s hospital in Vernal so his pal may carry out the surgical procedure.
Thank goodness we now have a bus 🤣 so we may correctly elevate his leg on the two.5 hour drive. I haven’t pushed for that lengthy in years… Andrew is at all times the one driving.
My nephew was thrilled to see Andrew. These two are greatest associates.
The children needed to be up to date each hour.
We slept at my brother’s home after which went to the hospital very first thing within the morning.
I’ve by no means been to my brother’s hospital so it was attention-grabbing to see him there in motion.
The surgeon met with us and gave us a lot excellent news. Within the ER we had been informed Andrew couldn’t put weight on his leg for 3 months. We had been informed he wouldn’t run for a yr and to count on to attend to mountain bike till 2025. He was so depressed.
The superb surgeon in Vernal needs him strolling with a boot as quickly because the incision is healed as a result of the analysis exhibits that’s truly the most effective factor for him (so in about two weeks)! He expects him to be working in 4 months. We had been so relieved.
Till they went over attainable possibilities of issues with anesthesia, an infection and blood clots. I felt like I used to be going to go out.
They wheeled Andrew again and my brother was capable of be with me for more often than not and he did a wonderful job distracting me.
About 80 minutes later and he was accomplished. The surgeon did it completely and received every little thing again in place. Additionally they wanted to restore a ligament and had a plate and 6 screws put in… he ought to expertise loads much less ache now. I can’t think about if he needed to wait one other minute for surgical procedure.
As soon as he was capable of depart the hospital we went again to my brother’s home. We needed to verify he was actually okay earlier than we headed house.
I can’t thanks sufficient for your whole love and help. I believe we had been getting too comfy in life and so October wanted to actually educate us some issues. We’ve got been spoiled by everybody in our life and we are going to do the identical for you once you want us.