Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ryan’s Surgery

Ryan had surgery yesterday to repair the hernia on his left side. He actually has bilateral hernias (one on each side), but they are just repairing one at a time. This is the THRD surgery that he has had on his left side hernia. He tore it originally from high school football…and has had problems with it ever since.

Surgery was originally scheduled for 07/25, but got pushed back one week because of the doctor’s schedule. It was scheduled for 7:00 with a 5:00a.m. check in time. The hospital that we had to go to is 2+ hours away. We woke up at about 1:00 to leave a 2:00 yesterday a.m. Talk about an EARLY morning.

Surgery went well and the doctor is confident that he repaired it this time. Fingers crossed. Ryan is in LOTS of pain right now, but I guess that is to be expected. He is home. He is to be off of work for at least 3 weeks. He cannot lift anything over 10 pounds for 1 month. UMMM, hello Dr. we have 2 babies that weigh more than 10 pounds each! Ha. I guess this month will be a major workout for me lugging both babies everywhere by myself!

My mom stayed with the kids when we left yesterday morning and again today when I went to work. She is a lifesaver. I have NO clue what we would do without her. Thanks mom!!

Now I am just hopeful for a speedy recovery for Ryan and for the kids to be on their best behaviors this next few weeks while Ryan can’t help. It started out bad last night. None of us got much sleep. Ryan was up most of the night. Livi is at a phase where she isn’t sleeping (at ALL...EVER). Blake was up a couple of times too. Let’s hope that tonight is a better night for everyone!!

Thank you for all of the prayers, well-wishes, etc. that everyone was sending our way yesterday!



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9 comments:

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I hope he heals quickly!

Paige said...

I hope he recovers very quickly!! I am glad that everything went well!

Neely said...

Prayers for him recovering quick!

Ashley said...

Glad the surgery went well! Praying lots!!

Shelley said...

I hope he gets well soon!!

Scientific Housewife said...

So glad to hear it went well, hope he gets well soon!

In this wonderful life... said...

I would LOVE some rain!! hope everyone is feeling better soon :)

In this wonderful life... said...

oops, I was reading the new post and accidentally commented on this one, sorry!

2 Frogs and a Princess said...

Hope he gets to feeling better soon! My husband is having this same surgery at the same place next month... Not looking forward to it at all! 3 weeks?! Thats a long recovery!