Tuesday, July 28, 2009

updates

So, Yes, I have been slacking on updates this summer. When I am at work it is easy for me to take a few seconds of my prep period to update. When I am home I am so easily distracted that I can't seem to find the time to get things typed out.

Uncle John was released from the hospital this morning. They still do not know what happened to cause all of this. They did find out that he is not getting enough oxygen to his heart and to his brain. They are going to figure out what needs to be done to fix this problem but they do not think that this is everything that caused what happened on Friday.

Gabe went back to the doctor about his back today. He is still having pain, nothing has really gotten better after surgery. The doctor thinks it can be one of two things: 1. His nerves are still angry with the surgery causing the pain or 2. the disk is herniated again. What, herniated again already how can that happen, he hasn't been doing anything. Well, in about 5% of people with back surgery the disk herniates again even before leaving the hospital. To repair the herniated disk they shave the part off that is sticking out and scar tissue holds the disk in place. The scar tissue takes about 2 weeks to form hence not being allowed to do ANYTHING for two weeks. With out the scar tissue to hold the disk in place things happen I guess. We are trying to get into a MRI asap but of course we are running into issues with insurance because this will be more than 1 MRI of the back in 6 months. Once we get the MRI we will know rather quickly so we will know if we are having to plan another surgery soon.