05 November, 2006

Once a Mom...

...always a Mom. My son needs me right now. He's 26, but there's no statute of limitations on motherhood. He fell while rock climbing at an indoor gym and has multiple tibial fractures on different planes right under his knee. He's come home with us for now while he awaits surgery sometime next week. With surgery that involves a plate and screws it's best to wait for all the swelling to go down. (Picture approximates where his fractures are and what may likely be done.). So he's waiting, we all are... with heavy pain drugs for him and lots of patience we'll all get through this, he'll have a long road ahead before all function is restored.
I am so thankful that he needs me, that I can be of help; and that this isn't any worse.
I'll post more as we know more, until then, remember...

Life is Good,
and it will get better...
Hang in there, Kyle!
I love you.

2 comments:

Jim V said...

Okay, I'm no doctor here. But are you sure he didn't shoot himself in the knee with a nail gun as opposed to this "fell off a climbing wall" story he's cooked up???

Feel better Cuz!! We're praying for you. Please note, too, that there is a silver lining. The chances of me keeping up with you on our Christmas-visit bike ride have just gone up considerably.

Okay, I guess that's just a silver lining for me...

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

We seem to have more and more in common, Mrs. G. My 28-year-old son Andrew is a climber, as well. I do not let him talk to me about this particular aspect of his life! Poor Kyle!