Five down, forty-seven to go! We saw his Ortho and Neuro spine surgeons today. I really thought I had an idea of how the next few months are going to play out. But today I learned that even the surgeons don’t know what the next few steps are going to be.
Patience. We want it all, and we want it now! But we understand that the injuries he sustained are so severe, and so numerous, that there is no text book answer for his care. He may have another surgery, he may not. He may regain certain functions, he may not. Patience.
Nick Fener did the sweetest thing for me today! He really liked the perfume one of his favorite nurses was wearing, so he asked her to bring me some. She bought me the yummiest smelling spray, hand lotion and body wash! From Nick, just because! As far as I’m concerned, he never needs to get me another Birthday or Christmas or Anniversary gift ever again. His daily gift of positive attitude during this terrible time in our life is the most amazing gift I could ever receive!
He has such a great attitude that people just don’t know what to make of him. He spent seven hours on a gurney at the hospital clinics, and everytime we were in an elevator he would ask the other people not to tickle his feet. He smiled and laughed and talked to everyone. I never thought I would say that a seven hour ordeal at the County health clinics would be fun, but it was. Nick made it fun and easy. Now THAT is a priceless gift.