Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Can't believe how fast time flies...

Can you believe it's been 4 YEARS? 4 Years since our lives were changed traumatically. This time of year I get excited for the change in weather and hoodie season and so much more but there is always an ache in my heart. Last week I started feeling emotional (I was mowing the lawn surprise surprise) and was thinking what is wrong with ME? Then it dawned on me...It's September...memories creep in and gratitude all at the same time.

It's crazy to reflect on where we were and where we are now. WOW!!! Our lives are forever changed and daily we are reminded of it. I watch my now 7 year old. Run, Play, Develop and Be HIMSELF. Which I truly admire. He is who he is. He is a typical 7 year old that most don't know deals with things daily others don't even think even myself. As I observe him going into a new class with new friends wondering WHAT HAPPENED? As well as learning to adjust his prosthetic throughout the day because it's not fitting right. But yet he doesn't complain...well at least not about that. He's 7 he complains about brothers and sisters and fairness and ALL the things a 7 year old should. 

Today as I reflect and even reread what happened (http://karsenmery.blogspot.com/2009/09/unfortunate-truth.html) while not wanting to trigger all the emotions I want to show gratitude. Gratitude for the fact that he has lived through it all. He's shown me strength, perseverance, love, hope and fearlessness. It has been inbedded in me as well. For so long I'd look down at my sweet boy and hate that FOREVER I will be reminded of that day as well as he is but now I look at him and think WOW if only he knew how much he means to me. How much he has taught me. How much strength he gives me. He will forever be my hero. I love him, his Dad and his siblings more then anything in this world. My hubby and I have some pretty great kids. This quote was posted and I found it PERFECT for my reflections on life today. Thank you again to all those that have been on this crazy journey. My Love and Admiration for you all is immeasurable.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Screw Removal :) Surgery #??? I think we've all lost count

After just a short 7 months Karsen's bone bridge we made is all healed and today we removed his screw. It was helping hold a piece of his fibula in between the tibia and fibula to create a stable bone bridge. The hope in doing this is so as he grows he won't grow bone spurs and his fibula won't move around. Here is a picture of the before and after.

Here he is holding his screw. He said it looks like one from Dad's work!

 I was kinda surprised how big it was.

Here is the infamous Dr. Marci he lit up the minute he saw her. She puts him at ease when he is nervous and they adore each other. So glad we have her!!!

Had to take this pic. He didn't want to wake up he was in such a deep amazing sleep I was extremely jealous.

Every surgery always stirs up emotions for me and him but we push through. He should be back walking in a few days. He's already hoping & crawling everywhere. Perhaps I should get his walker out from under his bed. 
This kid never ceases to amaze me. While he can be a typical 6 year old and pain in my butt he is still my hero. I'm grateful for all my kids that give me strength and purpose. Thank you to all those that have followed his story and have been there for our family. It means more then anyone will ever know. Helps keep the bad thoughts and emotions from sinking in too deep. I'm sure both he and I wish we never had to deal with any of this but we have learned so much and have grown so much. Again thank you all for your love, prayers and support.