Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Achilles Surgery

After a very relaxing day yesterday that included an in-home manicure and pedicure for me (thanks Cindy and Joanie) we headed back to Children's Hospital for Noah's achilles tenotomy (the clipping of his achelles tendon). The brief procedure was a success and Dr. Gerardi was pleased with how Noah was responding. The casts he put on Noah's legs will remain for one month and then Noah will graduate to braces. The braces will look like large shoes attached to a snowboard. Noah will wear the braces all day and night until he starts to walk. Kc thinks Noah should be a snowboarder for Halloween. All he needs is a big, puffy jacket, zinc on his nose, beanie on his head, and goggles over his eyes. Too cute!
Unfortunately, Noah has inherited his mother's poor blood veins. The nurse tried several times to put the IV in Noah's hands or arms to no avail. So...to the head she went. Noah is quite happy with his morphine right now and does not mind. Hopefully the IV will come out late tonight after Noah eats (and keeps it all down). Kc and I are settling into our room here at Children's Hospital and are looking forward to a night filled with beeps, lights, interruptions and nurses.

12 comments:

  1. The Tanner FamilyMarch 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    I have to say that Noah looks quite bright-eyed :-) I'm so glad that the the surgery was brief and successful. I love Kc's idea for Halloween! How many people know eight months in advance what they are going to dress up as? I'd say you are all set. We are continuing to praise and pray.

    Lots of love, Debbie (and Fred, Avery and Evan)

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  2. Being a snowboarder is too awesome!!!!! :-)!!!

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  3. That's a good idea. Hope you get out of the hospital soon!

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  4. Hi Rebecca, Kc and Noah,
    I have not been on for three days and felt like I was missing all of you so much. What an incredible few days you had had and I just wanted you to know how much your explanation of Holland touched my heart. I have never thought about how what we might miss in our live as we are looking for what we originally planned for. I will call you soon as I hope after you settle back down after your long but seemingly good news trip to LA...I can see all of you. Love to all of you and Sierra too!! Love Kim M.

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  5. I hope you can stay asleep and dream sweet dreams that at the very least incorporate the beeping and assorted hospital noises into something peaceful and restful...that's my prayer--for you all to be able to stay asleep and wake up rested!! Good luck! :)

    Love,
    Jenn

    P.S. It was soooooo good to finally meet you Noah!

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  6. That picture of Noah is to cute. I am glad everything went ok. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Love the Mcs

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  7. I'm glad to hear that everything went well. We'll see you guys soon!

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  8. So glad that things went well. A mani/pedi for Mom...very nice. I love the Halloween costume idea - you gotta work with what you have. All our love!

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  9. Noah, you look so brave!

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  10. Hey noah!!!! we should get you sponsored by Burton snowboards, then you can design your signature deck.....maybe a clothing line (TEAM NOAH!!) then youre on to the X- games....oh don't forget your totally cool punk rock band....you play in the Warp tour....then the "Vans co." needs some shoe designs.....I can go on forever!!

    (just let me know when you want to start up the band...i totally can play the bass and robbie, we can get him to drum! oh, and dont worry.... i wont tell mom and dad about the tattoo! ;)

    he,he,
    love jacqueline!!

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  11. I'm sorry I missed you Friday but glad you got it done and over with!! Now you have the whole weekend to relax! Take care!!!

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