Currently it’s raining here in Salt Lake City, but inside the hospital the sun is shining because even though we are only three days removed from Kohen’s rotationplasty surgery, he is progressing remarkably well—even better than we anticipated at this stage.
Below is an x-ray image of the screws that have been permanently inserted into Kohen’s little body (getting through the TSA on flights will be an even more fun experience now). These screws are holding what used to be Kohen’s lower femur, securely into his pelvis.
Today he had his first physical therapy session and it went very well. He even got to toss a ball with his daddy from his bed.
We are expecting to have his epidural removed tomorrow and begin transitioning him to oral pain management.
In spite of everything he’s gone though the past three and a half months—and what he’s currently enduring—Kohen remains in good spirits.
We still don’t have a solid date yet of when he will be released, but we are getting closer. And with this little boy’s toughness, tenacity, and courage, we may end up being ahead of schedule for his recovery.
Finally, here is a short video of Kohen enjoying some blueberries . . . just because.