Saturday, November 18, 2023

Good news

 Praise the Lord with us! A doctor visit yesterday confirmed that Kaden does not need a surgery for any ligaments. The leg surgeon has requested to see him next month and the goal is to be able to completely straighten his leg by then. He had been working on bending but apparently straightening has a shorter time frame goal. He is at 15° so stretching A LOT multiple times per day. He starts PT this week and we’re hopeful that will take him the rest of the way to complete healing. 

He also saw the hand/wrist surgeon who doesn’t want to see him for 6 months because he’s all good. His OT has gone well and though he’s not 100%, he is steadily increasing in strength and range of motion. Yay!

Kaden’s recovery has been slow to him but incredibly fast in so many ways. We are so thankful for all of your prayers and encouragement! We see the Lord’s handiwork in mending Kaden and many of you have shared how amazed you are at his recovery. 

Please pray that Kaden will get to 0° or a completely straight leg (the goal date is 3mos from surgery or 12/1).

The doctors have said 6-8mos total recovery time and Kaden’s goals are to get back to the fitness standards set for federal law enforcement which the doctors say will take hard work and determination, but are doable (until we find out they’re not) - they say push for the goal though no guarantees. But Kaden knows that what happens is in the Lord’s hands, so we trust him and continue to do the next, best thing. 

Pray that if Kaden must change his career goals he sees where the Lord is leading. And that he can figure out what job to do in the meantime when he’s not healed but not broken. 

Again, thank you for praying Kaden and us through this journey. We are SO thankful for your support!

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

He walks! Update 11/1

Kaden took his first steps (all over again). Proud mama moment. Ha. But really… thankful mama moment. Praise the Lord with us as we celebrate. (:

Kaden is continuing to work toward full recovery. He is learning to walk and drive. He is going to occupational therapy for his hands and wrists. He can feel the plate in his wrist as he stretches and it feels “weird”. He has not started a formal physical therapy regimen as he was sent today for an MRI to see if his MCL will require additional surgery. This would set him back to not walking for a bit. We shall see. In the mean time, he keeps stretching and gaining more function slowly and as long as it doesn’t cause too much pain  

Prayer requests: no more surgery, full healing and function, & encouragement.

Pray with us for continued healing and specifically for Kaden to not need additional knee surgery for his ligaments. Pray for his wrists to continue to stretch back to their regular function as they are really tight right now. Pray for the toe that was broken and is now hurting as he starts to walk again to be healed. Pray that the Lord draws Kaden close even as he must continue to be patient. Pray that he does not lose sight of the fact that we are so grateful that his life was spared and it’s a total bonus if he gets to fully recover to “normal”.