Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm going to keep it fairly short and simple tonight because I'm pretty exhausted.

We left for Arkansas at 6:00 a.m. this morning and when we arrived, went straight to the hospital so they could replace his cast with a regular full leg cast. This was done in order to take out the metal in the hinge so that he can have a PET Scan tomorrow.

The last two times they changed his cast, he was in a considerable amount of pain but today he said it felt much better and didn't hurt at all. The man who changed the cast said that he could feel the calcium build up around the break. This is good news because the last time they x-rayed the break, it hadn't healed at all.
When we left the hospital, we discovered that they didn't bend the knee enough and he could barely fit in my car, even with the seat pushed all the way back. He was pretty uncomfortable just driving ten minutes across town. We will definitely have to have it changed before we leave on Friday.

Tomorrow mid-morning we will go over to MIRT to pick up our packet, have labwork, an MRI, and then we will go back at 5:00 p.m. for the PET Scan. It might be a long day for Tanner because he can't have anything but water for six hours before the PET.

When we finally arrived at our hotel today (for which I had made reservations last week), we were told that because many patients weren't able to go home as planned, they didn't have our room available. They sent us over to LaQuinta so now instead of being in a room with a small kitchen, we are in a regular room.

Oh well, if there's one thing I've learned over the last several months, sometimes you just have to go with the flow.


  1. I want you to know that Tanner is in my prayers daily. I'm praying for great test results, strength and comfort!

  2. We are Praying for a speedy week and then back home for a long time. God has been with us through all of this and I can feel His presence every time I think of you...which is often. Hang tuff - you are one strong guy.
    We love you Tannerboy,
    Granny and Pop