Robbie had a good visit with the doctor today. This was a follow-up with the surgeon who repaired his hip, pelvis, and wound. Overall, the visit was encouraging. His wound is healing well, and the incision to repair his hip looks good. We were told that he will not get to put any weight on his right leg for 3 months, no exceptions. That was a little disappointing, but we are just going to take it a day at a time and trust the Lord. His x-ray shows the “hardware” in his hip, and he got his card for the airport saying that he has metal inside his body. The kids think that’s pretty cool.
Your continued prayers are so appreciated. The realization that this road will be long is really setting in. I would ask you to pray for stamina for me to do all the things I need to for Robbie as well as the kids. Pray for Robbie not to get frustrated with the slow pace of his recovery. The meals being brought to us are such a blessing! We are also seeing some of the blessings of homeschooling, as we work our school around Rob’s doctor visits, etc. We are getting it done, and the kids are really learning some great science as they observe the home health nurse or me doing various things for Rob. They even get to help when they can.
God is sustaining us. I won’t lie that some days are very emotionally draining. Some of the emotions of recovery came unexpectedly and we are working through them as they come. We find our source of strength in scripture, prayer, our love, and the knowledge that this is temporary – it will be a long temporary, but still temporary. My heart aches for people who must deal with the results of injuries for their entire lives.
I’m going to try to get to bed early tonight. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers.