Gearing Up for Surgery

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve written about Drew. I just checked my last post and I’ve been quiet since June 2018. It’s not that I’ve been so preoccupied with endless challenges of special needs parenting, but it’s not been uneventful either. I’ll call it a mix between lack of motivation and…

And On To the Right

Friday, we had pre-op: just a quick visit with Dr. Paley and vitals with the downstairs team.   It was a much shorter day than last time since they decided to do any blood work on Tuesday, the day of surgery. Drew has been in a great place after his left-leg surgery.  During the day, he…

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…

Drew Has His First Surgery

It has been a 19-hour day for us so this post will be quick.  We had to wake up early this morning to get dressed, fed (not poor Drew though! per anesthesiologist’s instructions), and drive the 20 minute drive to the hospital to be there at 5:30.  We were immediately escorted back to pre-surgical waiting…