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.


7 thoughts on “Doctor Visit

  1. I pray for you the strength to endure . Your love for Robbie will get you through . When my four year old grandson ( Hayden ) had open heart surgery August the 5th and my daughter and I saw him the first time on the vent was hard , but I told her ” This is a temporary situation we will get through . Just look around this unit at the children who may not go home and be thankful that God allowed him to survive the surgery he needed to repair his heart .” That little boy is going back to daycare tomorrow at the hospital where my daughter is an RN. Our faith gets us through the toughest times in life because every day and every minute with the ones we love is a blessing . Your reward will be when Robbie is able to walk out that door to work one morning . He is very fortunate to have you and the kids to care for him . One day at a time buddy !!! Love to all , Judy

  2. Glad to hear the checkup was good. Our family is praying for you. We lift you up to the Lord daily. You are an encouragement to us in how you have displayed God’s goodness. We love you! If we can do anything let us know.

  3. Hey Johnson Family,
    We got to see precious Betsy Boo at Taylors B-day party last night…she is so cute…all the girls had a ball building their bears. Maggie told her that she has been seeing her picture on mommys computer and that she hopes her daddy is feeling better…Betsy just flashed that sweet smile and giggled. The prayers will not cease…thinking of you and praying for all of you daily…Stacey, I hope you were able to get some peaceful rest last night and you feel rejuvenated this morning. May you feel the presence of the Lord actually “dividing” the work that is before you in the months to come. Robbie, we are so glad you are on the road to recovery… praying comfort, rest and laughter for you today.
    Big Hugs,
    The Orr Family

  4. Stacey,

    I have been keeping up with everything that has been going on with you and Rob and just wanted you to know that I am praying for strength every day for you and Rob, emotionally and physically. May God grant you every day a new supply of strength and stamina and I hope that your faith in Him grows throughout Rob’s healing. What a blessing that you were preparing for home schooling! May Christ be your strength.

    In Him,

  5. So great to hear of the good report. We are praying for ya’ll daily. Strength will rise!
    Rodney, Deana & Josh

  6. Charlotte and I just saw the xray and after having many xrays of my upper teeth and neck disk surgery of my own, you got me beat! But prase God for stainless steel and the Docs that know how to with Gods help make all that work. I know how hard it is to stay inactive but you will find that other areas of your body will take up where and when you need them to give you talent you did not know you had. I hope to get to see you sometime soon and if you need anything done that I can help with please call.

  7. Robbie,

    Dr. Davidson says he sure wishes he got the results your are getting. Now you just have to be patient and follow the doctors instruction….I know that will be hard for someone who has been so active…but it will be worth it in the end….you can’t rush this.

    Charlotte & Dennis Davidson

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