Friday, January 25, 2008

8 week checkup report

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is having a great Friday.

Skyler had his 8 week check-up and x-ray yesterday. See the attached x-rays. He still has a significant neck curve but they don't want to fix it. Hopefully it won't get worse.

All went well. Dr. Chang is pleased with his recovery and said the main issue right now will be fatigue. The surgery and healing takes a lot out of him and it usually takes 3 months to get back all of his energy. We haven't seen too much of that. Skyler has had a couple of days where he was tired but he has some many things he wants to control and do, he just doesn't have time to lie around!

He isn't as fragile now. But Dr. Chang said he still can't sky dive, jump on a trampoline or bungee jump!! Darn! :-) He can't ski for another 3 months so it looks like he will miss this ski season. Better to be safe than sorry.

Skyler was SO hoping he could go swimming, but Dr. Chang wants him to wait another month. Skyler was pretty bummed about that. He has been thinking about a pool we went to about 3 years ago in Boulder and was very anxious to go there this weekend. He told us all about the pool.

"When you were a kid (now he refers to himself as "You Are A Guy") we went to a warm pool where mom walks the dogs in Boler." It took us a while to figure out "Boler" was Boulder. of course it didn't help that he kept calling the pool the "Hanukka" pool. Where he got that, we have no idea!! Then I remembered the pool. He has an amazing memory. We have only been there once. It isn't the Hanukka pool it's East Boulder Community Pool. Oh well. I told him when he gets the A-OK to swim that is where we will go!

This week things went well, whew, and he is on the road to recovery. Most the time he acts like he never even had the surgery. Amazing!

Enjoy your weekend!
Kathy

X-rays pics from yesterday:


7 comments:

Hot Lemon said...

those pins still amaze me. holeee shit.

Still, was it REALLY 8 weeks ago? damn, the time has flew/flown/flawn. swimming in the winter has GOT to be the bestest experience, especially in a cold climate.

Suze said...

Wow - that's a lot of pins. I'm so glad that he's doing so much better. I'm sure he's anxious to get to the pool to swim and it has nothing to do with the teenage girls there.

GETkristiLOVE said...

How long before he can play hockey?!

Too bad he can't swim yet, I'm sure that would cheer him up.

SkylersDad said...

HL: 8 weeks is a reletive amount of time. To us, it seems like 6 months!

Suze: I just need to teach him not to stare! Kids needs to take it down a notch...

GKL: You know there is such a thing as sled hockey for people who are paralyzed from the waist down? Watched it one time, they carry 2 short sticks with ice grips on the ends that they use to push themselves around!

Grant Miller said...

Tell him to hang in there. The three months will fly by!

Dick Small said...

I knew right away when he said Boler he meant Boulder. Man, you guys are so slow....

SkylersDad said...

Grant: Thanks man, it's been a long time and in another way seems like it has flown by...

Dick: We are remedial parents, not yet ready to join the main class!