Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

An update

This week Nathan had surgery on his hand - pins removed - that's about it. From the xrays you can see where the ball of the pinky joint at the hand has deteriorated :-(. Hand Therapy started with a hand specialist on Thursday and now we add that to our list of appointments each week - 4 PT with Uncle Steve - and 2 OT (for the hand) with Rebound.

We got a call from Harborview and they want us to come down Wednesday to decide if they are going to do the Manipulation surgery. This is frustrating as last time we were there (2 weeks ago) they said he would probably need to do this, and Uncle Steve says, yes we need to this, SO WHY CAN'T WE JUST SCHEDULE IT?!?!? But no - we have to go down for ANOTHER visit before they will schedule it. So it appears we will be going down to Seattle weekly for the next 3 weeks!!! Wednesday, after his appointment, we're going to go where Randy is working, check it out and then go have a late lunch/early dinner at Alki Point in West Seattle. This is where Randy is working and it is beautiful and the weather is also supposed to be beautiful that day - so at least we'll get some fun out of the deal! :-)

Nathan picked out a birthday present for Ethan (his cartoon buddy) and we delivered it yesterday...................

We gave him the box with just the blow up sword and the gift was all blown up and sitting in his pool when he came outside! I guess it's a good thing that Nathan can still think with the mind of a 5 year old boy - because I think it was a hit. I mean, what 5 year old boy doesn't want a pirates ship? :-)

Rumor has it that Summer is arriving for real next week - then Ethan can properly enjoy his present!!


Musicmom-Amy said...

Here's another place you may want to go to that will make your trip to Seattle a little boost.
Prayers that they decide to just "do this thing" and the healing can continue.

Tanya said...

Ethan's buddy Wayne says "thanks" too for the fun gift that he gets to share by association!

Tanya said...

Ethan informed us last night that his favorite present of all was outside in the swimming pool. Nathan made a great choice! I have a feeling between the pirates ship and the super soaker that he got we are in for a lot of water fun this summer, if summer ever decides to come and actually stay awhile!

**Rumor has it that these two boys were on the computer during their last "cartoon date" looking for the best birthday gifts. Ethan was telling us about the different water toys they saw. He loves his time with Nathan!

Molly Gustafson said...

This warmed my heart :) Leave it to Nathan to figure out the perfect 5 year old birthday present. I loved this post. We have to have a visit soon!!! Sorry to hear the frustration in your tone, Jan, it must be hard to feel like you're wasting time. I'm praying for you guys, and love you lots.

Anonymous said...

Will be keeping you in prayer. The manipulation surgery sounds painful, but hopefully will begin
more flexibility.
You are an inspiration, and the Lord? Awesome!
Blessings, friend!