Well, as I am sure you have heard Woody and I have had quite the experience these past couple of days. Monday morning Woody was playing in a basketball class at school, he went up to get a rebound and something went seriously wrong on his way down. Wood says he can't remember how he landed or anything, but he broke both his tibia and his fibula. They were both completely broken and he had some bone fragments as well. He says that the snap was so loud his coach heard it from the opposite side of the gym... EW! So he went to the emergency room that morning. Unfortunately Woody's body and pain killers aren't friends. He got four shots of morphine on his way to the hospial and none of them worked... so they gave him something that sounds like phitenel which didn't work so then they gave him some dilauded. After this however he got a rash on his neck and chest... so he had an allergic reaction and then got some benidryl and steriods (Wood has never had this much medicine his whole life combined!!) and unfortunately dilauded is supposedly the best the hospital can give him, but he's allergic and none of the other pain killers really work for him.. so sad then Monday night he went into surgery. He had a rod put into his leg with nails to hold it in place by his knee and ankle. Both the rod and screws/nails (i dunno) are permanent, so any nicknames such as 'metal man' are now officially welcome... he'll go from being called wood to metal, that's an upgrade right? Metal is cooler than wood? ANYWAYS his surgery went for three hours when the doctor told us TWO! So that was a little nerve racking. But the doctor came after three hours, showed me a x-ray of the newly placed rod (it's HUGE!) and said that Woody was in recovery waking up and should be back in about 15-20 minutes. An HOUR later.. still no Woody! I finally went to ask a nurse who said that Woody had a reaction to the anesthesia, but would be coming back to the room shortly.
The surgery did go well and Woody is the biggest champ I know. yesterday he got up and walked on crutches (sp?) twice. The doctor came in this morning and unwrapped his leg and said he could go home after physical therapy today. His leg is still extremly swollen so the doctor said no moving around for Woody, but like I said he's a champ. He hardly complains and is even not very grumpy. Even though his pain medication is not the best. I have been just hangning out at the hospital and staring at the most handsome guy I know. His smile just brightens my day .. the best time of day is when he eats because he is always starving and his mood improves after he has had a good meal, and he looks pretty cute when he's eating :) I am so grateful for Woody and how he is handling this, he truly is tough tough tough and is still just as sweet as sweet can be to me.
Thank you all for your prayers and concerns we deeply appreciate them all and have felt them.
And for now Woody won't have to worry about his other shoe.. he just needs his right one :)