Monday, January 12, 2009


Whew, I am glad to see this week pass. We had been planning for Nathaniel to have back surgery for a few months. After months of back pain, chiropractic service, and physical therapy, we broke down and went with the surgery. It was called a microlumbardistectomy (basically shaving down a herniated disk.) Everything we heard about it was simple in and out of the hospital and then he would be a little bit sore afterward. Well, just in case you are thinking about having back surgery, don't underestimate it. After 3 days in the hospital, lots of severe back spasms and pain, a 102 degree fever, and a migraine with vomitting.....I can now say we survived! Well at least until tomorrow. Thanks to all our wonderful friends and family who provided chilcare, meals, visits, phone calls, and prayers- we couldn't have done it without you!
WARNING: if you are someone who get queesy you may want to look away now. Nathaniel wanted me to post pics of his battle scar for proof:

One of his restrictions is no lifting for 4 weeks- so picking up Judah is out of the question. However, Judah can pretty much climb all the furniture around the house and get where he needs to get. We had to go ahead and move him into a big boy bed so when I am working Judah can take naps and go to bed at night etc. Thankfully, he got a bed for Christmas from my family. This bed was hand made by my mom, Danny, and Maggi.....even the comforter was sewn by

Maggi and Danny (my aunt and uncle.) We couldn't have asked for a better bed, this one is perfect and Judah loves it soooooo much! He has spent most of the last 2 days climbing up and down on it, jumping on it, and rolling around laughing and yelling on it! I think he loves the freedom he as on it- this morning I hardly heard him get up, but when I came in to check on him he was already up reading his books.


Leah said...

I am glad to hear Nat is home! If there is anything I can do please let me know. And I love the bed! And let me just say that Barnyard Dance is the BEST BOOK EVER! Ben LOVES it, and bobs to the rhythm when I read it. :)

Brecken said...

Thanks Leah- I know I love all the books from that author-they are great!

Melanie said...

Been praying for Nathaniel, hope he's doing better. Love the bed made by your family. Man, they could go in business. That kid of yours is so cute and I can't wait to meet him. Miss you!