Surgery Update

Wow – the outpouring of support has been amazing.  Thank you so much!  I feel incredibly grateful to have so many friends wishing my family well during this very stressful week.

Thank you!

My son is out of surgery.

Yay! 

I've been incredibly stressed out – can you tell?!

Dr. Schobert (aka: Dr. BigWig - my shoulder doc) is an amazing surgeon and I can't tell you how thankful I am that he was able to take care of PR … and so quickly, also.

Sometimes it pays to have friends in high places.  

The doctor feels the surgery went well.  PR now has a nice chunk of metal in his ankle holding together the three broken bones.  It may (or may not) have to be removed at a later date.  

The doc filled PR's ankle with lots of numbing drugs which should last him through the afternoon.  (He's asleep right now.)  Tonight will probably be a very different story, but we've got Vicodin on hand and ready.

Now we just pray that he heals correctly, quickly, and without too much pain.

Thank you EVERYONE for being there for us!

© Twenty Four At Heart  

72 Responses to “Surgery Update”

  1. Issa

    I am so glad he’s home and resting. Hope he’s not in too much pain.
    Huge hugs to you.

  2. Issa

    I am so glad he’s home and resting. Hope he’s not in too much pain.
    Huge hugs to you.

  3. Issa

    I am so glad he’s home and resting. Hope he’s not in too much pain.
    Huge hugs to you.

  4. Kari-Mel

    I am so glad everything went well for you and I hope he has a speedy recovery with no problems! Hopefully your stress will now lessen and you will be able to concentrate on helping him recover since you are an old pro at that part of healing already!
    Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers! You’re an amazing mom and I just wanted you to know I think PR is very lucky he has you to take care of him!

  5. Kari-Mel

    I am so glad everything went well for you and I hope he has a speedy recovery with no problems! Hopefully your stress will now lessen and you will be able to concentrate on helping him recover since you are an old pro at that part of healing already!
    Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers! You’re an amazing mom and I just wanted you to know I think PR is very lucky he has you to take care of him!

  6. Kari-Mel

    I am so glad everything went well for you and I hope he has a speedy recovery with no problems! Hopefully your stress will now lessen and you will be able to concentrate on helping him recover since you are an old pro at that part of healing already!
    Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers! You’re an amazing mom and I just wanted you to know I think PR is very lucky he has you to take care of him!

  7. avasmommy

    Suzanne, I’m really glad everything went well. I hope he recovers quickly and isn’t hurting too much.

  8. avasmommy

    Suzanne, I’m really glad everything went well. I hope he recovers quickly and isn’t hurting too much.

  9. avasmommy

    Suzanne, I’m really glad everything went well. I hope he recovers quickly and isn’t hurting too much.

  10. Paris Parfait

    Sounds like he has the best of care – not only a good doctor, but an excellent mom! Hope he heals quickly – kids are resilient, thankfully. And hope you manage to get some rest, too!

  11. Paris Parfait

    Sounds like he has the best of care – not only a good doctor, but an excellent mom! Hope he heals quickly – kids are resilient, thankfully. And hope you manage to get some rest, too!

  12. Paris Parfait

    Sounds like he has the best of care – not only a good doctor, but an excellent mom! Hope he heals quickly – kids are resilient, thankfully. And hope you manage to get some rest, too!

  13. Carol S.

    Dammit! I hate football also. My 11 year old LOVES it. I’m so sorry this happened. It will heal. But, it still stinks. Take care mom!

  14. Carol S.

    Dammit! I hate football also. My 11 year old LOVES it. I’m so sorry this happened. It will heal. But, it still stinks. Take care mom!

  15. Carol S.

    Dammit! I hate football also. My 11 year old LOVES it. I’m so sorry this happened. It will heal. But, it still stinks. Take care mom!

  16. stephen

    Thank you Dr. Bigwig. We raised 2 boys. Athletes. One of Son #1’s best buddies had an orthopedic surgeon for a Dad. Many times over the course of baseball, soccer, basketball, football, we got immediate attention. I mean you are sitting, chatting with him, your son gets hurt, no way he’s not going to go check it out. He even diagnosed my torn plantar fascia tendon about 60 seconds after I did it at a Jr. High father/son basketball game. Most Docs are real people too. Baseball coach is gonna be pissed though. Good luck little 24. steve

  17. stephen

    Thank you Dr. Bigwig. We raised 2 boys. Athletes. One of Son #1’s best buddies had an orthopedic surgeon for a Dad. Many times over the course of baseball, soccer, basketball, football, we got immediate attention. I mean you are sitting, chatting with him, your son gets hurt, no way he’s not going to go check it out. He even diagnosed my torn plantar fascia tendon about 60 seconds after I did it at a Jr. High father/son basketball game. Most Docs are real people too. Baseball coach is gonna be pissed though. Good luck little 24. steve

  18. stephen

    Thank you Dr. Bigwig. We raised 2 boys. Athletes. One of Son #1’s best buddies had an orthopedic surgeon for a Dad. Many times over the course of baseball, soccer, basketball, football, we got immediate attention. I mean you are sitting, chatting with him, your son gets hurt, no way he’s not going to go check it out. He even diagnosed my torn plantar fascia tendon about 60 seconds after I did it at a Jr. High father/son basketball game. Most Docs are real people too. Baseball coach is gonna be pissed though. Good luck little 24. steve

  19. Jan

    Hooray that PR will be all right!
    Pass a big hug and kiss on to Dr. BigWig for me.

  20. Jan

    Hooray that PR will be all right!
    Pass a big hug and kiss on to Dr. BigWig for me.

  21. Jan

    Hooray that PR will be all right!
    Pass a big hug and kiss on to Dr. BigWig for me.

  22. Jenny in MN

    Just got caught up with reading and WOW! Ouch… Hope your son heals quickly and has the least amount of pain possible.
    My prayers and positive thoughts are headed your way.
    My son is not going to be a football player, darn it. He is 5’1″ and weighs 95 lbs right now and is trying to tell me next year he should be in football. Oh, hell no!
    Hang in there and know that your family is so lucky to have you there to care for them.

  23. Jenny in MN

    Just got caught up with reading and WOW! Ouch… Hope your son heals quickly and has the least amount of pain possible.
    My prayers and positive thoughts are headed your way.
    My son is not going to be a football player, darn it. He is 5’1″ and weighs 95 lbs right now and is trying to tell me next year he should be in football. Oh, hell no!
    Hang in there and know that your family is so lucky to have you there to care for them.

  24. Jenny in MN

    Just got caught up with reading and WOW! Ouch… Hope your son heals quickly and has the least amount of pain possible.
    My prayers and positive thoughts are headed your way.
    My son is not going to be a football player, darn it. He is 5’1″ and weighs 95 lbs right now and is trying to tell me next year he should be in football. Oh, hell no!
    Hang in there and know that your family is so lucky to have you there to care for them.

  25. Sandi

    Hang in there. I know this game all too well! I am here in if you need a anything!!

  26. Sandi

    Hang in there. I know this game all too well! I am here in if you need a anything!!

  27. Sandi

    Hang in there. I know this game all too well! I am here in if you need a anything!!

  28. Sarah

    Yay! Hope things continue to go relatively well. Lots of hugs and warm fuzziness for you both.

  29. Sarah

    Yay! Hope things continue to go relatively well. Lots of hugs and warm fuzziness for you both.

  30. Sarah

    Yay! Hope things continue to go relatively well. Lots of hugs and warm fuzziness for you both.

  31. Jane

    I’m sorry I’ve been remiss, this is the first I’ve heard of PR’s surgery. I’m glad to hear he’s doing well, and that he had great care…including the best care, which is mom’s.
    See you in a couple of weeks!

  32. Jane

    I’m sorry I’ve been remiss, this is the first I’ve heard of PR’s surgery. I’m glad to hear he’s doing well, and that he had great care…including the best care, which is mom’s.
    See you in a couple of weeks!

  33. Jane

    I’m sorry I’ve been remiss, this is the first I’ve heard of PR’s surgery. I’m glad to hear he’s doing well, and that he had great care…including the best care, which is mom’s.
    See you in a couple of weeks!

  34. Joanne

    gosh!! what happens in here when I dont read a cookie post??? So how are you coping with the impulse to rub the other doctor’s nose in your influential connections??? All kidding aside, it is great that you were able to get him such great care, and so fast. Prayers for a speedy recovery, and a long healthy prognosis

  35. Joanne

    gosh!! what happens in here when I dont read a cookie post??? So how are you coping with the impulse to rub the other doctor’s nose in your influential connections??? All kidding aside, it is great that you were able to get him such great care, and so fast. Prayers for a speedy recovery, and a long healthy prognosis

  36. Joanne

    gosh!! what happens in here when I dont read a cookie post??? So how are you coping with the impulse to rub the other doctor’s nose in your influential connections??? All kidding aside, it is great that you were able to get him such great care, and so fast. Prayers for a speedy recovery, and a long healthy prognosis

  37. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Been thinking about you both today so I’m so glad you posted this.
    I’m sure your day’s been rougher than his!
    Now get some rest if you can!
    Hugs and prayers going coast to coast at this very moment…

  38. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Been thinking about you both today so I’m so glad you posted this.
    I’m sure your day’s been rougher than his!
    Now get some rest if you can!
    Hugs and prayers going coast to coast at this very moment…

  39. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Been thinking about you both today so I’m so glad you posted this.
    I’m sure your day’s been rougher than his!
    Now get some rest if you can!
    Hugs and prayers going coast to coast at this very moment…

  40. Lo

    oh honey i love you, and i’m always sending you good vibes and wishes. i even talk about you to girls at school like i know you!! i know, i know, i may be a lil bit weird, but. still.
    anyway. on to the important stuff. i hope for a quick, swift recovery, and after seeing his spirit in your writing i know he’ll take after you. he may hate the crap out of those damn metal plates in his ankle but hell if he’s going to let them stop him.
    high school injuries are the.worst.ever… bc it FEELS like forever to the kid to heal. i wish him tons and tons and tons and tons of healing love and hope that everything will be back to norm soon.
    p.s.? luv you, you crazy blonde. and btw? i can call you crazy cuz i’m blonde too. nuff said.

  41. Lo

    oh honey i love you, and i’m always sending you good vibes and wishes. i even talk about you to girls at school like i know you!! i know, i know, i may be a lil bit weird, but. still.
    anyway. on to the important stuff. i hope for a quick, swift recovery, and after seeing his spirit in your writing i know he’ll take after you. he may hate the crap out of those damn metal plates in his ankle but hell if he’s going to let them stop him.
    high school injuries are the.worst.ever… bc it FEELS like forever to the kid to heal. i wish him tons and tons and tons and tons of healing love and hope that everything will be back to norm soon.
    p.s.? luv you, you crazy blonde. and btw? i can call you crazy cuz i’m blonde too. nuff said.

  42. Lo

    oh honey i love you, and i’m always sending you good vibes and wishes. i even talk about you to girls at school like i know you!! i know, i know, i may be a lil bit weird, but. still.
    anyway. on to the important stuff. i hope for a quick, swift recovery, and after seeing his spirit in your writing i know he’ll take after you. he may hate the crap out of those damn metal plates in his ankle but hell if he’s going to let them stop him.
    high school injuries are the.worst.ever… bc it FEELS like forever to the kid to heal. i wish him tons and tons and tons and tons of healing love and hope that everything will be back to norm soon.
    p.s.? luv you, you crazy blonde. and btw? i can call you crazy cuz i’m blonde too. nuff said.

  43. Kristan

    So glad to hear he came out okay! It’ll be fun(ny) when he sets off his first metal detector. 😉

  44. Kristan

    So glad to hear he came out okay! It’ll be fun(ny) when he sets off his first metal detector. 😉

  45. Kristan

    So glad to hear he came out okay! It’ll be fun(ny) when he sets off his first metal detector. 😉

  46. Pseudo

    I will be praying for him too. He’s fortunate you have the connections (paid for with your pain) to the best in medical care.

  47. Pseudo

    I will be praying for him too. He’s fortunate you have the connections (paid for with your pain) to the best in medical care.

  48. Pseudo

    I will be praying for him too. He’s fortunate you have the connections (paid for with your pain) to the best in medical care.

  49. Lori

    Glad that surgury went well and that he is home. I have been through this surgury with my oldest boy and other sport injury surguries with my other son. Ugh. These are not fun. I am so glad that your doctor was able to help him. It really does help when you know and trust the person working on your child. XXOO Lori

  50. Lori

    Glad that surgury went well and that he is home. I have been through this surgury with my oldest boy and other sport injury surguries with my other son. Ugh. These are not fun. I am so glad that your doctor was able to help him. It really does help when you know and trust the person working on your child. XXOO Lori

  51. Lori

    Glad that surgury went well and that he is home. I have been through this surgury with my oldest boy and other sport injury surguries with my other son. Ugh. These are not fun. I am so glad that your doctor was able to help him. It really does help when you know and trust the person working on your child. XXOO Lori

  52. Midlife Slices

    Ouch! I missed all this. I hope the ankle heals perfectly and quickly so he can get back to doing what he loves. Good luck!

  53. Midlife Slices

    Ouch! I missed all this. I hope the ankle heals perfectly and quickly so he can get back to doing what he loves. Good luck!

  54. Midlife Slices

    Ouch! I missed all this. I hope the ankle heals perfectly and quickly so he can get back to doing what he loves. Good luck!

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