Friday, July 22, 2011
Update: Where have I been?
Wow! I guess it's been awhile since I posted anything. Life has been super crazy here since my son's surgery in May. He has cerebral palsy and had 10 procedures/12 incisions done on his legs, knees, ankles and feet. He's just now becoming strong enough to help with transfers, but he isn't standing. If that wasn't enough, he had complications after surgery. He needed blood transfusions and a specialist is keeping track of his blood pressure and right kidney. He spent a month in casts. They were so heavy. Wow! We are glad they are gone! :) To get him to Children's Hospital in Detroit (for the blood pressure & kidneys), we had to rent a wheelchair minivan. Those things are not cheap. So yeah, the casts are a piece of the past I won't miss... or forget.
I have lots of cards to post, especially after the July 4th holiday CAS challenges. I'm still busy making cards, I'm just not getting here to post them. My writing hobby has been even more neglected, but things will progressively get better as the summer continues.
I've posted some pics for you so you can get an idea of what my son went through. He spent his 16th birthday in bed. Poor kid. He also missed SCAMP... a special summer camp for special kids. Brian is one of the kids pictured on their web site. It was taken a few years ago. You can see it HERE. He is the one getting a piggy back ride from one of the teenage volunteers.