Our Hope

By sharing our story and our experiences with this birth injury we will hopefully educate people. Knowledge is power. Our hope is that you will read this blog, share it with your friends, and they will share with their friends. Then in some small way we have prevented other families from having to go through what we have.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Some Relief

Hello Everyone!  Jadon had surgery on Friday to repair two inguinal hernia's.  That has been the cause of all the pain he has been in since the end of December!!  We finally figured it out!!  He is doing great!  The surgery was done as outpatient so we went home later in the afternoon the day of surgery.  When we first got home he was tired and uncomfortable but by evening he was back to his normal self.  You would never know now (four days later) that he even had surgery!!  He is one tough kid.  Now that those nasty hernia's are gone I am sure will be seeing a different kid!  He was hurting so bad.  Just wish we had found the hernia sooner.

Here is a video we took of Jadon playing peek-a-boo later in the evening after surgery.  As you can see he seems pretty happy!

On the Brachial Plexus front we are trying a new time for therapy sessions.  We have been going to therapy in the late afternoon.  Jadon was not being very cooperative however.  He has been grumpy, and not wanting the therapist to do anything with him.  So we are trying early morning.  I have had good luck in the mornings with home therapy.  Yesterday we went to see Carri at 8.  Jadon was MUCH more cooperative.  He is still a lot more challenging than he used to be though.  He just wants to go, go, go while he is there.  He is a very inquisitive child, and is always exploring things.  That can be challenging when you are trying to get him to sit still to do stretches!  He was worn out when we came home from therapy yesterday.  He fell asleep in the truck on the way home and stayed asleep even when I put him down in the house!

Jadon worn out after therapy!!