Here's the wrap up for today -
Today, Nathan was #139............................
Surgery #3 in 4 days, is done - went well. The injury was worse than I had thought - we never really heard how bad the right hand was. The bone on the outside of the hand was broken and the knuckle at the base of the pinky finger was shattered and needed 4 pins in it. For now it is in a splint and they will go back in in 2 weeks remove the pins and cast it.
He is on the slate for first surgery tomorrow. Dr. Routt (the best!!) will be in there again with his team. This is another major surgery and will be 3-4 hours. Nathan will be on his left side and they will go in and finish the hip/pelvis.
Last night before heading home Randy stopped to get his stuff at Dennis and Michelles and when he told them that Nathan had Dr. Routt for surgery, they were thrilled!! Michelle is an RN and says his reputation is phenomenal and Dennis knows several who are now "good" after Dr. Routt worked on them! PTL - he gave Nathan the best surgeon in this area in the nation - we've been told this repeatedly and there are articles on this man........I'll have to find some.
When I say Nathan will be "good" - I must say that "good" in Dr. Routt's opinion is perfect! The head nurse and Dr. Routt both said Nathan should be skiing by this winter - that is - only if he can get out of the protective bubble his mommy puts him in!!!!
By the way my new friend in the ICU waiting room (you tend to bond here), just noticed that Dr. Routt's first name is Chip - get it? - Chip!!! Kind of funny if you think about it - it doesn't take much these days!!
Here's another verse a friend shared - awesome!
This is the version from The Message: Isaiah 41:13
"...I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I'm not letting go. I'm telling you, "Don't panic. I'm right here to help you."
Thank goodness for a firm grip...........................................