baby steps

He came home from the hospital yesterday. There was the possibility of an intermediate care facility, but Mauri had clearly progressed enough to skip (haha) that. We had a learning curve to figure out where, what, who, and how, and by bedtime we were both exhausted. I liken this to having a new baby in the house, which does not imply that Mauri is acting like a baby. No, he’s actually quite brave to push himself just enough to see improvement each day.


Here’s one of his landing spots where we can hook him up to two therapy machines. His leg rests in a CPM (Continuous Passive Motion) machine that can be set to higher and higher angles. He can be in it up to 8 hours a day. The other is an ice machine that circulates frigid water up into and through that blue pad that’s around his knee.


He looks happy enough…the scary part is past, the recovery part is on track, his future looks hopeful.


Now if I could just do something to make the dog happy.

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7 Responses to baby steps

  1. Ridge says:

    Wow, high class stuff. My friend, Paula, just got sent to the nursing home for recovery…no slick equipment, just PT….I’m coming to Newberg if I have to have mine done! Hang in there Mauri, you’re doing great…and happy early birthday. I’d send you a gift, but it would be hard to beat a new knee! xxoo Wally and Ridge

  2. Cindy says:

    I love modern technology. And Mauri, keep up the good work and you will be the poster child for knee replacement. You go, boy!

  3. Deborah Johansen says:

    I have been thinking of you and praying for you muchly these last few days. I’ll be eager to hear when you are feeling up to a visit….nothing major, just chatting and keeping you company for a while.

  4. Sounds like you are both doing well. Lots of work and following the doctors orders will keep that knee moving at a great pace. Just remember don’t over do—but then the pain etc will always let you know. We’re praying!

  5. Cheryle Takacs says:

    in time this will be only a really bad deam. You will be closer than ever because of this. Each day there will be a reason to smile. Praying for quick and complete recovery.

  6. Frank Penna says:

    Okay, so if the right is worse than the left – is he anxious at this point to get it done next? Have you talked to anybody who had them both done at the same time? Hope you are doing well. Blessings on you, friends.

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