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Monday, April 25, 2011

Broken Leg Still Broken

Well we went to the orthopedic doctor last Thursday and well the news wasn't great.  They found a little problem, the piece of bone that broke off of the tibia is not healing very well and there is probably movement there that is causing Cory increased pain.  The doctor said he can see some bone growth there but not what they would expect after 3 months.  So the plan is something called bone regeneration.  They use some kind of stem machine right on the break and this will increase blood flow in the area which should promote bone growth.  We will have to do this for 6 to 8 weeks and then x-ray it to see if it is working, if not they will have to replace the rod in Cory's leg with a bigger/strong rod.  We are praying that the bone regeneration will work so he doesn't have to go thru surgery again with anesthesia.

Everything else seems to be improving.  Speech therapy continues to go well and physical therapy is also expect for the pain in his leg.  We are hoping to see the Neuro Surgeon soon to see how his neck injury is doing.

Even though this past week has been a little rough Cory is doing very well.  He visited with our Stake President yesterday and the motto for this week is "Positive Thoughts".  This is not always easy and we must say that Cory is much better at it then us most days, but we continue to work on this everyday and try to remember that we must continue through this trail one day at a time.  One day at a time we continue to endure without feeling overwhelmed or defeated.  We feel grateful for one more day of progress and one more day of improvement.  Everyday we continue to feel the Lords tender mercies in our lives which brings us hope and peace.  We also feel all of your love and support and we are so grateful for all of you.

Even though our lives are different right now, "Life is still good".  We are so blessed and we love you all. Thanks for all you do!  We wouldn't be where we are without all of you.

Love The Fife Family.

1 comment:

  1. We continue to pray for Cory and the whole family. As Dave told me once (and I still have on my phone) "The sun will come." Keep your chin up, Cory...you're doing great! :0)