Wednesday, July 7, 2010

TJ Update

Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes for TJ and his parents. 

TJ had surgery to amputate his leg on Saturday afternoon.  He spent two days in the hospital, returning home on Monday afternoon.  It has been a rough adjustment so far, but Kim says that things are getting a bit better each day. 

A very touching thing that happened on Tuesday afternoon.  Kim and TJ and Howe were outside on the front sidewalk.  TJ had been using Kim as a crutch whenever he had to go out, but this time she was standing in front of him.  Howe walked next to him, and he and TJ were standing side by side.  TJ leaned on Howe for balance for a few moments and Howe braced for him.  (You have to know that Howe is quite frail right now, and he usually has enough to do keeping his own balance.)  It seems like everyone in the household is doing what they can to help TJ adjust and recover.

I'll update more later in the week.  I just wanted to put a quick note here, so I don't leave everyone hanging.

2 comments:

Ms. Anthropy said...

Thanks for the update. Still wishing them well!

house things said...

I hope that the recovery goes well. A dog up the street is missing a leg and seems to get on just fine. Keeping my fingers crossed for all.