Sunday, March 29, 2009

Road to Recovery

Since he hurt his back a few months ago Johnny's been kind of taking it easy. The kids and I have really enjoyed having him home.

The day after he was in the hospital the kids were fascinated with his hospital bracelet so he made one for each of them.

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Mostly though, there was a lot of TV time and snuggling with the kids.

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And we wonder why he keeps injuring his back!

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He's doing much better though. He's had two rounds of steroid shots and is going to start physical therapy soon.  We’re working on getting a copy of his MRI so stay tuned for that exciting post!

The most exciting thing (for me at least) is that he’s stopped taking his drugs now. He was on some pretty serious stuff. Wikipedia says that it replaced Heroin on the market and is 3 times stronger.  He says they made things feel MUCH better but he felt like he was in a coma.  Between the dilaudid and the muscle relaxers he would start snoring even before he was asleep.  It was pretty incredible!

Johnny posted this video on his Facebook page with this description:

“Emily decided to make a mockery of me because I was snoring in my drug induced slumber, whilst my kids were jumping around me. But I was more lucid than she anticipated. To translate my response, "You shouldn't make fun of people with drugs."”


Emily Widdison said...

Both Kyle and I are cracking up...had to watch it 2 times. GREAT stuff. I mean the video, not the drugs;)

katieo said...

love the bracelets.
video = hilarious.

Anonymous said...

You guys are such good parents! I don't think I would think to make them all hospital bracelets. What a great idea, Johnny. I can't wait to see you guys!!! I miss you all so much!

The Arnell's said...

back problems are the biggest pain!! Sorry to hear johnny was down and out. It's a good thing he has you!! I called and left a message the other day... Call me back soon :)

Millicent said...

I just laughed out loud! Poor Johnny!

Tanya said...

ha ha that video was too good. poor guy. johnny so glad you are doing better! those pictures of him with the kids are too cute.

EmmaLee said...

Oh, I thought he was hurting his back so that we would have to come over all the time. I guess he doesn't really like us as much as I thought!

Bryan and Amanda Russ said...

He reminds me of George in that video.!

Marianne said...

now that was funny junk :) poor johnny..:( that is no fun. at least he has you and those cute kiddos to love him back to health :) what a cute family :)

David said...

yes, you shouldn't make fun of people with drugs, or with herniated discs!

Honey said...

I had just assumed that 'emruss' was Katie's sister, Emily. How fun to see you and your family now! I had spaced that you and Katie were roommates - totally remember that sociology class. So good to hear from you!