Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ian Update

As of last night he was still sleeping (snoring!). He'd gotten a few doses of morphine and anti-nausea meds which are keeping him very, very sleepy.

He was in surgery for about 5 1/2 hours. Both doctors seem to think the surgeries were a success. The first surgery went well and the doctor even brought out pictures for Ian (he had asked us before the surgery and we laughed and told him no chance) - the ligament was fixed and everything else seems to have healed. The second surgery was the one we were really nervous about (pun intended). Due to this surgery he's going to have a huge scar but somehow I think he'll get over it. They took out a bunch of scar tissue from around the nerve and cut through the scar tissue on the nerve to "unclench" it, and when they closed blood was flowing nicely and it was a better color than it was when they went in, so they're hopeful that he'll get some function back. Not all, but hopefully some - it will be several months before we know anything.

In the meantime, he's in a giant bent half-cast (see pic above) to immobilize the leg and will hopefully come home today. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes!


Hannah said...

Well done Ian!

Book Junkie said...

Hi Patti!

Best wished to Ian for a fast recovery.


H1 said...

Glad everything went well. He sounded pretty normal on the phone. He's a trooper! Miss you guys!

Cecile said...

Glad to see the report Patti! Thanks for keeping us posted on things! I am glad read that he is getting his rest!

**now where did I hide that bell - you know the one we say with good intentions if you need just ring the bell, lol**

Patti said...

Thanks ladies (and Ian!)

Hilda said...

Hii, glad to see he came out ok! I hope he makes a fast recovery!! :)

And I know I'm like a little outdated, but what exactly happened that he had to get surgery? Did he break his ligament?

Only curious because I broke several things in my knee, including ligament, so I know what he's going through.

Best wishes hun