Saturday, November 10, 2007

And the Doctors Say....

First the orthopedic doctor said Davin is healing well, but instead of going two more weeks, we are going at least three more weeks. He also reserves the right to keep it on two more after that. So, Davin will celebrate his 15th birthday and Thanksgiving in his cast, but after all that he has been through, it could be much worse. We are content with that.

The pulmonary doctor appointment was better than I could have even expected. She agreed with everything that we thought (Davin has corrected the problem and no longer needs all the equipment.) She could not believe the child she was seeing. She had read all the reports from the hospital and she expected a child who was very sick. She was amazed at his head control and how straight his body is. She said all those things are so much better than the kids that she sees with problems. The doctor at the hospital had assured me that her "trained eye" sees that Davin has an obstructed airway. The pulmonologist said that he does not. If he did, he would be so tired and have to work so hard. She did not even have us make another appointment. The best news of all is that she is having the company come and pick up almost all of the equipment that has invaded our house!

So, now we are just left with a boy in a spika cast. It is so funny. This part we knew we were going to have and it seemed that it would be so difficult. After the last few weeks and all that happened, this boy and his little spika cast is no big deal. It is a pleasure to take care of him. I will try to post a picture of Davin in his cast. You all know I am not good with the pictures, though, and will need help for that part..

11 comments:

Martha said...

Happy Birthday, Davin! (Ben's is tomorrow and somehow he is still one year behind you...)

So glad to hear Davin is on the mend!

Heather said...

That's right. Happy birthday Ben! I don't think he will ever catch up.

Gudl said...

I am glad to hear, too, that things are getting better with Davin.
That is a good birthday gift, isn't it! Happy Birthday.

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday to Davin! And sooo glad to hear that He is getting better and better.

gmj said...

Three weeks will fly by. Happy birthday Davin!

Knock-knock....(who's there)

It's Spi...(Spi who?)

Its's Spikastic your feeling better! :)

Heather said...

Good one, GMJ. I will pass it along to Davin!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Davin! It's so good to hear of the progress he has made. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kim said...

I'm glad that things are looking up! Happy birthday Davin!

T said...

happy birthday!
glad things are better.

T said...

tag your it. read mine to find out the rules...sorry I was tagged and thought you should be too. :)

Bethany said...

I was going to tag you too, but T beat me to it. :(