It has been pretty hectic in our household this past month.  I’m struggling with how to smoothly transition between one subject to another and, well, basically figuring out where to start…. So, it’s been over a month since Drew’s hand surgery.  He had his cast on for a total of five weeks and it was…

Life in a Cast

Drew is nine days post-hand surgery and overall it’s been fine.  Drew has had no pain, other than the few times his hand got jarred from rough-housing activities.  Drew even returned to school a mere two days after his surgery amazingly.   When you consider he had two fingers cut off and one sewed back on to…

Ten Fingers are Overrated

It’s no secret that Drew has undergone many surgeries, 16-17 total.  So many that I struggle to remember exactly how many (has he had three sets of ear tubes or was it four?)  So many that I struggle wondering if I should count his GI procedure as a surgery (it was just a camera going…

Back at Square One

Well, Drew’s cast has since been removed and here’s hoping that Drew will no longer require a cast.  I’m sure the technician suffered some percentage of hearing loss amidst the shrill saw and the even shriller screaming from the panicked Drew.  Drew has a new scar to his collection.  The incision from his July surgery…

Pain, Pain, Go Away!

Well, it’s been a month since Drew’s most recent surgery and I wish I could say that it was in the past and like it never happened.  But, the aftermath of this surgery, like the others, has been overwhelming.  Sleepless nights.  Restricted mobility.  Loss of independence.  Unbearable pain. Stalled progress and probably regression in abilities. …

The Surgery Process Continues

Well, one more trip to Florida accomplished.  It was full of action.  It didn’t seem like it was only nine days.  It felt a lot longer. Sunday we made our way to Nashville for an early flight out.  Exhausting it was.  But, we made it.  We picked up our rental car and made a bee…