Sunday, May 10, 2009

My first Mother's (to be) Day!

Last night Kevin surprised me with a beautiful Peridot ring (that I've been eyeing for a little while) for Mother's Day. He also got me a precious card :) Adalynn kicked me all morning during church....I guess I'm doing a good job being her Mommy since she's getting so strong :) Mother's Day truly is wonderful!

I am SO grateful to my mother for raising me and Mitch to be the adults that we are today. She is a precious woman who truly has a servant's heart and loves the Lord and all the people around her so much! She is in Gatlinburg, TN today, and I hope she is having a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful scenery on this, her day! I love you Mom!

I am also extremely grateful to have a WONDERFUL mother-in-law who loves me just like I am one of her own and who raised her son to be the man I love today. I know that if it were not for her, Kevin would not be the wonderful, gentle, hard-working husband (and father :) that he is. Thank you so much, Maria for raising him to be the man he is! I love you!

26 weeks!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Friday appt and PT

Kevin got 91 degrees of flexion on his knee yesterday!!! I am SO PROUD of him!!!! Totally made my day! :)

He got a good report from Dr. Mattox- he took x-rays and everything looks good. He will get his stitches out on Monday @ therapy.

We are (hopefully) going to Gatlinburg with Mom, Dad and Mitch next Wednesday through Saturday. Kevin got the okay from Dr. Mattox to go but is still a bit apprehensive about the car ride....I think he'll be fine by Wednesday and will enjoy/ need the change of scenery for his mental health :) haha
I'll post pics from Gatlinburg when we get back!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Kevin- after surgery updates

Kevin's surgery went really well yesterday- sorry I didn't get to post, but we were exhausted! (4:45 am is WAY too early to wake up!)

Dr. Mattox found a little more damage than expected, some cartilage had broken off and was hanging in there- that is part of the reason Kevin has had so much pain in the last few weeks and was unable to get his leg completely straight.

His meniscus was completely shredded- irrepairable. Dr Mattox took out the damaged part and left in all that he could of the meniscus that was intact. Dr. Mattox said that in the past they used to repair meniscus fairly often, but so many times they would have to go back in and take out the part that was repaired because it would cause pain or interfere with range of motion. They have found that if the meniscus is not a clean tear, it is best to just take it out and clean it up rather than try to repair it.

Dr. Mattox was able to use his hamstring ligament for the ACL graft. We are so happy with that! The bone-patella-bone graft would have been SO much more painful!

The anesthesiologist was able to put in some nerve blocks in his femoral and sciatic nerves to help with post-op pain. They are starting to wear off, but we are keeping pain medication in him so that we stay ahead of the pain instead of waiting on it to get bad and trying to chase it. So far, the most he has rated his pain is a 6-7 out of 10, I'd say that's pretty good (that doesn't count Physical Therapy!).

We got home about 12:20 from his first Physical Therapy visit. He did really well! I was so proud of him! I must have prayed for him about this every time my alarm went off last night to give him pain medication. He started off @ 55 degrees flexion (bending) and at the end of the visit he had 70 degrees flexion! Yay for Physical Therapy! He is also only 8 degrees away from having his leg completely extended. :)

We got home and had lunch and he is now zonked out on the couch. I know he is exhausted from the pain and the physical therapy session.

Thank you all so much for your prayers! Sorry I haven't had much on the pregnancy lately, Adalynn is doing really well! She is SO active! Moving around all the time! I can tell she is getting stronger everyday! I am so thankful that this pregnancy has been healthy and uneventful to this point considering Kevin needs me right now! I am hoping to have her nursery put together by the end of the month, so I will post pics then. I will try to get a pic of me up asap, but I have a few other things on my mind right now :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Kevin's knee surgery time

It's hard to believe that May 4th is almost here. We are supposed to be at the Montgomery Surgical Center @ 6 am Monday morning and Dr. Mattox is expecting to start @ 7:30. If everyone would please keep Kevin in your prayers, we would greatly appreciate it. Pray that everything goes well, the repair is a success, and that he has a peace about the surgery. Also, please pray for his pain level after surgery. We are expecting to leave the Surgical Center by 10 am (approximately).

Thank you so much in advance for all of your prayers. We know that we have a lot of awesome prayer warriors out there!

I will post an update Monday as soon as I am able to.


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