This too Shall Pass 5/31/16

Jim’s mom used to always say…This too shall pass…  Love and miss her.  We just got back from PT at MD Anderson. Even with his pain medicine, PT is extremely painful for him and so is wearing the dynamic leg brace. It kills me to see him go through so much pain. 

Sunday Updates 5/29/16

His doctor wants him laying down a lot the next couple weeks and his leg straight. Dr Lin said the first two weeks are critical for the surgery to work.  I’ve talked Robbie into wearing the killer brace for an hour or two depending on his pain. His leg is already wanting to bend a…

Dr Lin on Surgery and PT Updates 5/27/16

Dr Lin stopped by to see Robbie today. He explained surgery: During surgery, Dr Linn nicked Robbie’s inner tendons and stretched them. Next they did a 30 minute manipulation of his leg causing some of the scar tissue to break apart inside his leg. This causes a lot of leg pain. They were able to…

Friday Morning Update 5/27/16

Robbie is resting after having a painful PT session. They are pushing down hard on his leg to try to keep it straight.   Dr Lin just stopped  by and explained the surgery the same as he told us yesterday. He made a couple cuts on the inner tendons and then he did a manipulation by…

Evening Update 5/26/16

We bought him a new jumbo sloth. He is well drugged and sleeping tonight. He was finally moved to a room around 6pm. He is on the same floor and wing as December, so the nurses remember him and have been stopping in to see him.  Jim and I just get home. We normally take…

Out of Surgery 5/26/16

He is out of surgery and in the recovery room. It wasn’t as successful as we had hoped. It looks like scar tissue is the major issue, but the dr didn’t want to open his old incision today. The dr said his leg is straighter and will be in a lot of pain. He did…

Surgery Day 5/26/16

He is waiting to be taken back for surgery. They wrote “yes” on his leg. I’ll update the blog when he gets out of surgery. 

Another Leg Surgery 5/23/16

Robbie has a knee contracture preventing him from straightening his leg. The picture shows his leg as straight as it currently will allow. His tendons are too short & tight and also due to scar tissue…all from his leg surgery in December. He has had months of physical therapy with very little change in his…