For those of you medically knowledgeable, you may recognize the rotator cuff tear pictured above taken today during Dave’s left shoulder surgery. The repair involved insertion of an implant that adheres the muscle to the bone so it can be sewn back in place. Thanks to a block down his arm, Dave’s pain is currently controlled. But the procedure was extensive enough to keep him overnight in the hospital.
The kids stayed at our close friend Darlene’s house all day, thankfully. I braved the roads to pick them up, go home, then come back to the hospital for a visit now. It was sad, actually, explaining the whole thing to the kids. Thomas started crying and said he was scared at the mention of Daddy getting a needle in his arm and sleeping in the hospital. Fortunately it’s just for one night and could obviously be much worse.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 55
This post was written by Tara on January 30, 2013