Thursday, December 6, 2007

Brian's Surgery

I'm sorry to have alarmed many you... but we thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. Brian had surgery on his shoulder the 21st of November. Happy B'day to him... he had torn one of his muscles playing volleyball and flag football about a month earlier , and then after an MRI and x-rays the Dr found that he also had a genetic disorder that caused his bone to be pointed versus rounded. The two together were not helping each other and causing him terrible pain. So, Dr. Richins went in and ground down his bone and anchored his muscle to his bone. The surgery went well. He did have an allergic reaction to demerol when in the recovery room, so we were there a few hours longer than planned. He's doing much better now. He only has 3 tiny little scars where they went in. They took out the stitches on Tues and told him he didn't have to wear his sling all the time. He's having a hard time sleeping at night as he usually tosses and turns lots and the meds seems to only take the edge off, but he's progressing a lot and able to move his arm much more. I just look forward to the day he can play with Ty and the puppies again.


Kim & Jim said...

Wow, that's crazy! Glad to hear everything is going well. I've been thinking of you guys every day and how I need to just call and say Hi. We'd love to get together when you feel up to it!

TheKeilShpeel said...

Phew.. I'm glad everything ok and he's doing better. We wish Brian a speedy recovery.

Brianne and Jarod Stewart said...

Whew..glad to hear they didn't just chop off his arm..ha ha ha! I am so glad that my Brian friend is ok!