Tuesday, July 21, 2009

David's Surgery and Subsequent Doctor Visit

So for those of you who didn't already know, David had surgery on his right shoulder last Wednesday. About 2 years ago, he had a 2nd degree seperation and a torn ligament. Well, the army hospital in Hawaii didn't care to do anything about it except give him Motrin. Yeah, that will totally fix a separated shoulder! Ha! So it healed all wrong and has given him problems since. He hasn't had 100% mobility and his shoulder clicks when he does pushups or anything like. He went to get a referral for an ortho guy to look at it here and it was determined that he needed surgery. So last Wednesday the girls and I took him to the hospital and he had a centimeter or so of bone and cartilage cut away to make more room for his ligaments to move. He came home that evening all groggy with a dead green arm. The doctor injected something into his nerve to make the arm fall asleep for 24 hours. I'm not sure what they did to make it green....but it was a bit creepy looking. Today he had a follow up visit to check on the sutures and to see how his shoulder's been healing. He had Jade with him and I had Amber with me for my 36 week checkup. I sent the camera with him so that he could take pictures of the stitches and stuff (he hadn't been able to take the bandages off yet) and apparently he gave it to Jade. So Jade went nuts or course and took a billion pictures. And dropped my brand new camera several times. Great. At least it still works. So here's a select few of the pictures taken today and last Wednesday. Enjoy!

David post surgery Wednesday and his stitches

David at the doctor

David being silly for Jade

Jade being Jade


Mandy said...

I'm glad to hear that the surgery went well- that's kinda dumb that the doc in Hawaii didn't do anything about it earlier!

ballerina girl said...

Haha, Jade is so funny! That surgery sounds really painful, no wonder they put his arm out for a day!