Tuesday, February 17, 2009

We're Home!

Here we are in recovery - it was really nice to have Noah there for an easy surgery. He was so sweet and when she was crying after surgery he kept rubbing her head and even offering her his new Lego jet. He was concerned but not consumed and he was able to help by carrying her suitcase and comforting her so I think it was a GREAT idea for him to be there.

Waiting during surgery - my mom reading a book. Shan's parents have been there for every surgery but they were both really sick today so they couldn't come. I'm sure it was hard for them and we missed having them but hopefully they'll be better soon and can come visit.

Shan playing Legos with Noah while we waited.

Jordan with the baby Vicodin starting to take effect. :)

She kept asking for Noah and he was so happy to see her when he got to wait for a bit with her before surgery.

Wow - we're home and eating lunch. I can't believe how quick and "easy" that was. Doctor Jones was able to leave some of her fibula (shaving the bone graft off the leg bone rather than taking a section of the bone) so it will grow back together quicker and will be less painful. He also said that the thumb worked out better than expected and he hopes she'll have a bit more mobility than he thought originally. There are small pins on the end holding the new bone to the small chip of old bone then a pin going straight through the entire length of the thumb. She's in a splint thing that is half cast half bandage with her fingers poking out. Her leg is in a cast from her toes to her knee. She did great during surgery and also recovery. We were warned that toddlers, typically between two and three get quite angry and aggressive when they're coming out of anasthesia but she did well. At first she did great but then got a little made but holding her and rocking her helped. She really does best as long as she's being held. They gave her a local anasthesia for the hand and leg and also sent us home with a prescription for Tylenol with Codeine. She'll be in the most pain tonight into tomorrow. She's on the couch watching t.v. and about to go down for a nap...along with the rest of us. :)


Aunt Kerry said...

Testimony!! What an eternal impact your whole family is making in this world. Jesus saves every tear Jordan cries - they are so precious to Him. And your faith, courage and trust in His love for you all will yield a harvest in season. May He continue to bless you all and bring a speedy healing to you all. Praise Him for such a great surgery this morning, and may you all rest well tonite.
God bless - Kerry Hedley

Chiara said...

Thanks for updating! I'm so glad it went well, Jen!

Alycia said...

I am so happy to hear everything went well. Jonah and I prayed today for Jordan and we will all continue to pray during the recovery.

Tobi said...

Praise God Jen! You are so amazing and to see God's work in your lives is so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing and updating us. We will continue to pray for Jordan and a speedy recovery. Love, Tobi

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm glad that Jordan is doing well. I lost your email. Can you email me so I'll have it.

Missy (Matthews) Newman

Weber Family said...

We thank God for a successful surgery, and even better than was expected!!! Will continue to pray for her recovery and pain management, and for YOU and Shan! Loved the pictures, and so sweet that big brother was there and able to help comfort her. What a sweet heart he has!
Thanks for updating... we love to see & hear how God has answered prayers!

Casey Sharifi said...

I am glad to hear it went okay and share your pain in these trials. It is so difficult and I love watching how you handle it and I admire it.

Alie and Chy said...

So thankful all went well! Thank you for taking the time to update us!!! We're so thankful Jordan's doing so well!!! We love you guys!!!!!