Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Worst Day(s) of His Life...

Grayson and John went ATV-ing in St. George last Saturday.  I didn't go with them because I don't ride "scary" things.  Glad I didn't witness Grayson's ATV rolling on top and over him as he tried to climb a steep hill.  He was wearing a helmet and the accident could've been much, much worse but we were all so sad and disappointed to find out Grayson's right foot had been crushed and he would need surgery to put in some pins and a long healing process.  Not what this almost-16-year-old had planned with high school basketball tryouts next Monday (he's been in the basketball conditioning class this semester to prepare) and turning 16 next week, ready to get his license and start driving.
 This photo is right before he went in for surgery and had a versed cocktail to relax him.  He was pretty nervous and concerned about getting an IV.

As soon as he went in for his 2-hour surgery/recovery, I walked across the street to LDS Hospital and visited my beautiful friend Erica and her adorable baby boy Rex.  What a treat!  So excited to watch him grow up and be oh so loved by the Rogers family...

Back to the surgical center to help get Grayson ready to go home.  All he wanted to do was hold my hand (which I loved!)

Brought him home to recuperate and Cooper gave him some love.  Didn't even care that it was his surgery leg!  THEN the other love started pouring in...  Grayson's YM advisor Ryan Mower brought him a huge bag of his favorite "stash" and items to make root beer floats.  His aunt and uncle Steve and Michelle brought him more favorite treats and a delicious dinner for our family to enjoy after a crazy, stressful day.  Much appreciated.

His awesome friends showed up next (after basketball practice Grayson should've been to) and brought balloons, a huge Texas donut and chocolate milk.

His good friend Brooke also popped in with Grayson's favorite Keva which hit the spot.  
He is loved!

One day down, 80+ to go...  He's a champ! So proud of his positive and upbeat attitude through this "trial" willingness to make the best of this situation.  Love him!! (and I'm secretly happy to have a few more months driving him around so we don't lose our "chat time")

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