Another Successful Trip to Florida!

Last week, Drew and I flew to Southern Florida for Drew’s first follow-up with Dr. Paley since this summer’s corrective surgeries.  Only a small part of me felt a little stressed having to complete yet another cross-country trip to Florida because bitter cold weather blew through Kentucky making our upcoming trip  a treat.  But, our delight was…

And We’re Outta Here!

We just finished up our four-month stint in Florida.  We survived a 990 mile, 15-hour drive from Florida to our ol’ Kentucky home. Beginning the return to Kentucky exit plan, the physical therapy team at the Paley Institute made a series of videos to share with therapists here in order to continue Drew’s rehabilitation.  Of…

Eight Weeks Post-Op

Well, it’s been six weeks since my last post so in review: Drew had a rod surgically placed by Dr. Paley in his left leg on May 17th. Drew then had a rod surgically placed into the right leg on May 31st. Daddy returned home to Kentucky for work while I remained in Florida with…

The Pain

Drew ended up spending three nights in the hospital instead of two as he did for his right.  His pain level was quite significant despite the seemingly pleasant first day.  But, he had a much harder time weaning off of the morphine this time.   The continuous flow of Diladid had to be reconnected after Drew…

The Recovery Process Begins

Well, surgery was completed Tuesday in a 5-hour procedure and Drew was admitted to the hospital for two nights as expected.  I don’t know what is worse: the actual surgery or hospital stays. Nathan and I constantly took turns staying with Drew.  Nathan would sleep over in the pull-out recliner in Drew’s room each night…

Another Surgery in Florida Part 2

In summary from Part 1: Drew misses his friends and school miserably. We drove 1063 miles and 17 hours from Kentucky to Florida.  It sucked, but didn’t go as bad as I had thought it was going to go. We love our new condo and had a day of fun before the real business began….

Another Surgery in Florida Part I

Man, I did not mean to withhold all of the details of our journey so long that I would have one long post about the various phases of our adventure so far.  But, to say that this has been completely and utterly exhausting is a gross understatement.  I went an entire three days without taking…

It Gets Real

I’ve known about these impending leg surgeries in Florida since July.  Dr. Paley described them to us during our last visit.  It’s no surprise. But, what was surprising to me was how hard it hit after Drew’s recent follow-up with Dr. Paley on Monday. Drew and Daddy flew to Florida the seventh time, thanks to…

Florida-Bound!

So, I last left off waiting for Drew’s braces which we FINALLY did receive.  Turns out they had ordered new bars, but the ones that came in weren’t the correct ones so they had to re-order new bars which extended the wait.  We finally got them and Drew remembered how to walk luckily! This time…

More About the Braces

So, we’re still waiting for Drew’s braces.  We should get them back any moment now.  Everytime a FedEx truck is within sight, I clasp my hands together in hope and excitement and then my grin melts in defeat as it just continues down the road. It’s been about a month now without braces.  Aside from…

Florida and Cincinnati

Well, it has taken me this long to follow-up here about the remainder of our Florida trip plus some new developments in Drew’s medical future.  Now that school is back in session, I finally have some freedom to sit down and piddle away on the internet. The remainder of our trip in Florida went well. …

Another Visit with Dr. Paley

I was going to wait to write about our appointment until after we returned back to Kentucky, but I just tried to summarize our appointment, which ended about an hour ago, to my mother-in-law and had already found myself hazy on some details so I figured I better document now so I can refer back…