Friday, April 13, 2012

Plates, Screws & Surgery...oh my

Today was surgery day for Drew and Leslie.  His, this morning early and Leslie's in late morning.

 Everything went good during Drew's surgery but I was totally shocked when the doctor came out and showed us the pictures of what he had to put in Drew's arm to repair it.  I was expecting some little flat metal pieces with a couple screws holding it together.  Boy, was I wrong.  This is what is now in his arm.  I call him the "bionic" grandson now.

Recovery will be slow for Drew but he hasn't complained at all.  This is what he
 looked like right after his surgery.

Now on to Leslie...she also had to have a weird looking set of plates and screws.  
This is the  leg now of our "bionic" daughter-in-law.

All I can ask is that you keep our family in prayer as everyone recuperates
from their surgery.  I know God is the great healer and I pray
he will be with Drew and Leslie as they lay in the bed together to recuperate.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Surgery Scheduled...

Turns out that both Leslie and Drew will be having surgery on the same day, Friday the 13th, in different hospitals.  How in the world is that going to work?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


What a week it has been... last week Leslie fell and broke her leg and today Drew was in a 4-wheeler accident and broke his arm.

Leslie didn't just "break" her leg...she broke the large bone in the lower part of the leg.  It broke up and down instead of through the bone.  When she fell it also jammed up her knee cap and messed up her ACL.  All she was trying to do was feed the birds.  Of course, she knew better than to stand on a huge rock that was in the backyard.  One slip and down she went.  Looks like some major surgery for her to repair the leg.

Drew, on the other hand, was driving their 4-wheeler and turned so fast he tipped it over.  Luckily his passenger wasn't injured, but he broke his arm in a big way.  Usually an arm will heal itself, but not this time.  He will also have to have some major surgery to get his arm back in shape.  The doctor says a couple of plates and screws should do the job.