"Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet."



Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Today was the day...

that Carey had surgery! We left this morning at 4:30 am to be in North OKC by 6:00 am. It was me, Momma L, Mom and Dad who drove up in the van with him. My brother Shane showed up after we arrived and Bryan (Carey's bro) was there via phone! :) Carey and I both appreciate Momma L for flying in to help take care of him the first few days and for mom and dad for getting up so early to drive us there and to just be there for support. We also appreciate and love Shane (who rearranged his work day to be there) and Bryan (who was ready to get on a plane at the drop of a hat to be here) for their concerns and prayers!

Surgery went well according to the doctor. We praise God for giving the doctor the steady hands to do the job, the nurses for their caring hearts and the anaesthesiologist for his smarts! The Lord kept Carey safe throughout the procedure and we raise our hands in praise to Him!!!

Dr. Funderburk explained everything to us and made sure we understood what occurred and what will occur in the upcoming weeks. Carey has about two inches of gauze around his foot and then fiberglass lightly around that to make up his first cast. They have his foot pointed down to relieve any tension on the Achilles tendon. We go back in two weeks to have the cast taken off, staples removed and another cast put on.

Here is a pic of his foot (I took this while he was sleeping!)

He was given a pain blocker from his knee down to help with pain the first 24 hours. He has been sleeping majority of the day which is essential in the healing process!

Please continue to keep him in your prayers! Prayers to deal with pain, patience and understanding!

Thank you to all of you that have called, texted or commented with concerns, thoughts and prayers for him! It really means alot to us! We love you!

God Bless You!


JR & Natalie said...

We are glad everything went smoothly, we love you.

the scrappy chic said...

Hey girl! I am so glad everything went well with his surgery. I hope his recovery is good, as well. About snow days, we don't have any built in. We used President's Day as one make-up day, but that's it. We are here until June 4, unless something changes...yuck!!!