Monday, September 3, 2007

My 4th Child

It's official. I've got a 4th child now. Last week Johnny hurt his back (we don't know how) and he has been pretty much been out of commission. He had an MRI last week and the Dr. said that he has two herniated discs. He has an appointment later this week with orthopedics so he'll hopefully be able to get into physical therapy (as opposed to surgery which his doctor said might be an option.) We've also consulted with our personal physical therapist Shawnee (my brother's wife) and she's been incredibly helpful! Johnny can walk around pretty good but he's in a lot of pain all the time and he can't sit for more than a few minutes. We're still not sure what this means for his research plans but we're hopeful that he'll be feeling better soon. Johnny's doctor said that if he wants some stronger medicine he'll prescribe it for him... any recommendations? ;)

As for me, things are getting a little chaotic. I guess it's a testament to the kind of dad & husband Johnny is that I need his help so much! Or maybe it's just a sad statement about how pitiful I am. Either way, I also didn't realize how much help he was before. I guess I take him for granted a lot.

Anyway, I thought I'd post a picture of what it's come to around our house with Johnny hurt. This is a picture of me and the babies. I was trying to get dinner finished and they were both just crying and crying. I got desperate and this was the result!

Talk about having a bad back!!!

Here's a picture I snapped of Johnny on his sick bed!


Aaron said...

Lortab. (my only experience with pain meds)

So sorry Johnny's hurt! For all of you! I totally know what you mean about taking those husbands for granted. Those extra set of hands really come in handy!

(and who took the picture?)

Aaron said...

oh. haha. this is katie, not aaron. I'm on his computer and too lazy to switch my login.