Is it too soon for me to call SPML a big success? Probably so LOL but I'm SO encouraged already!
Andrew did such a great job being brave before surgery. I was really proud of him and I know everyone's prayers made such a huge difference and gave him a lot of peace.
Waking up was terrible, it always is for him. He and anesthesia don't mix. But I just don't think there is much they can do to avoid that :-(
Pre-Op Snuggles with our brave Tiger
Sleepy Time ;-)
Resting at home
We were so glad to get Adam back at home too!
Snuggles & Silly Faces
Poor baby over did it a bit on day two (so much mommy guilt on that day!) and needed a very long afternoon nap. He was hurting quite a bit :(
Day Three: Getting around better every day and bearing more weight. I've never seen him nap this much!
Back at School on Day 5!!! The first two days back he only made it half the day but he got stronger every day. For the first week back at school he borrowed a wheel chair for long distances.
Snuggles with Pa
At 9 days post-op, he's getting around amazingly well, just needing a little extra help with stairs and distance.
10 Days Post Op:
He begged us to let him play in his teams' first basketball game. Heart breaking but doctors orders are to sit out this season. It's going to be tough for him to sit on the sideline but we don't want him to overdo it too soon.
He's up to PT 3 times a week and tolerating it very well. I can't wait to see him after the cast comes off but I know it's going to take some time to regain the strength in his leg.
The most encouraging thing so far is that he is tolerating his nighttime knee immobilizer for the first time EVER!! Even after Botox he couldn't bear it for more than a couple hours. He would cry in terrible pain, it was heartbreaking. Post SPML he has worn it all night, every night without complaint! He is even reminding me to put it on him at bed! Before he would hide it or rip it off as soon as I was out of the room.
This tells me his spasticity is better and he's more comfortable. I couldn't really say that after any of the Botox treatments so I'm really happy so far!
YAY, praise God!!! I hope that things continue looking so positive!