Poor Trent found out the hard way, that cutting a toe nail too short can only mean bad things. It took 7 shots to numb his toe. I was in the room with him, & watching his face, smelling the smells, it all came back to me... The time Nic had to get his bone marrow tested. Room started to get blurry, I started swaying, my stomach started turning. I was obviously not meant for a medical career. Closed my eyes-- okay, deep breaths, in. out, in, out. okay, opening my eyes. doing okay, that smell, room starts to look diagonal... Mind if I step outside for a drink. Splash a little water on my face, more deep breaths. ahhh, went back in only to see a bloody toe. Okay, I'm going to sit here, & play on my phone. That seemed to work. Maybe next time I'll send Nic. I'd hate to pass out, when I'm not the one going through the procedure.
So Nic has had knee problems for about the last year. Had it looked at by our family doctor who stated it wasn't repairable. Finally last week he went to an Orthopedist/Sports Medicine Doctor. & yup, needs surgery to make it better. So today we had surgery at Ogden Regional. We were really excited about using different hospital (other than Davis). We were disappointed though. 2.5 hours in the pre-op room. Nurse forgot to give Nic his anti-nausea meds. Surgery lasted about 40 mins- which was what we expected. It's a laser surgery, and we had planned on him being able to go to work tomorrow & just be a little sore. Once the Surgeon got started, the tear was worse than expected, he had extra cartilage on one side, & none on the other. So one side had the extra taken off, the other had little holes drilled in the bone. It was explained to me that once the blood is able to flow in and out of the bone holes, it will soften it & be a make shift cartilage. So all the extra things we weren't planning on, caused Nic to have to be on crutches for 2-4 weeks. Bummer, Lake Powell trip is in 1 week. Dr said he could swim, because that's not putting pressure on it. --Sure, okay, we'll take it, but how to get up & down the boat ladder? Any ideas? Ni doesn't do so well when he gets put out. Hence the anti nausea meds. he is at home, laying in bed, sick to his stomach, not eating, doesn't want to take a pain pill because it will add to his nausea. Bad spot to be in. He has his leg wrapped from his foot to his thigh. It will be worth it once he can go back to playing basketball without pain.
The $10.00 Yogurt. After an outing to gateway, all the kids go t a treat. I stopped at the chocolate factory & had a pretzel stick, dipped in caramel, then dipped in chocolate, then drizzled with white chocolate. Oh my, it was delicious! Cassidy & Stockton also picked out a treat from the chocolate factory. Trent decided he wanted some frozen yogurt, that was sold by the pound. He went in on his own while I was in line at the chocolate factory. Not thinking about how much it weighed, he went about his business filling up his gargantuan cup. When he got to the register & they gave him the total, I think he pooped a little. I had given him a $5.00 bill. & his cost was $10.00. He had to ask my sister to spot him another $5.00 to pay for his yogurt. It lasted the ride home, when it was put in the freezer, then eaten the next day.
Notice the 5 spoons, we all tried helping him eat but, but it was just too BIG!