Surgery date is set for Thurs., Aug. 19th, and then we have to pray that Nathan doesn't get bumped because of another trauma coming in. I'm sure Nathan bumped someone (or two) when he was flown in!
This will be the most major surgery Nathan has had yet. It was last a minimum of 5 hours, and they tell us to expect to be there at least 5 days! Now, don't get me wrong, I AM thankful for Harborview and Dr. Rout, but the thought of going back is a little overwhelming.
Nathan is bummed he has to wait 2 weeks, he is ready to get it done and start moving his knee! I will explain it in Non-Surgeon terms! They are just going to cut from his rear down to his knee alongside his leg, remove the extra bone, fillet the muscle up off the femur (it's stuck there), and break up scar tissue on his knee, and manipulate it and get that knee bending. Sounds pretty intense to me!
Of course, for me, the hardest part is not being able to plan........... what things will look like when we bring him home, what his needs will be, how long will he be down, will he be able to drive........etc! All the mommy questions.
Pray for Nathan as he waits for the next 2 weeks - and especially pray he won't get bumped!
How appropriate - this was the verse for today by my sink.........
"Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear." Isaiah 65:24