Henry's Blog

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Going Home

Dr. T said we can go home tomorrow.

Henry is doing very well. His doctors, nurses and therapists all marvel at his overall condition following such a delicate but grueling surgery. He does, however, face some difficult recovery. Besides the expected post-surgery aftermath of pain and weakness, those nerve centers that were most vulnerable to the procedure have left some residual effects. These include dizziness, fuzzy vision, some hearing loss, coordination of the left side, and difficulty swallowing. How long these linger is anyone's guess. Some, such as the hearing reduction, may be long term. But we have seen progress, albeit in teeny-tiny steps, just about every day.

With each passing day, we develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the great gift we have been given.


Blogger AuntScott said...

Hi Henry Who!!

You're going where???? THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!! I'm so glad that you and your Mama and Dad will be home for Thanksgiving. Your Aunt Lauda makes an oyster dressing that could make a Yankee blink...though I don't think Penton would ever venture there. I have great memories of Thanksgiving in Alabama...and great memories of fun with you! I love you...

Aunt Scott

9:53 PM  
Anonymous THe Maifelds said...

Amazing that you get to bust out of there already. Way to go Henry! Stay strong and have a great Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for. Love, Sharon, Kevin, Aidan and Sam.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings from Kansas City, where we will be giving thanks on Thursday for such wonderful news...we are thrilled and delighted! Congratulations to all!!!

Best wishes always,
Paul and Laura Tyler

3:44 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I'm so glad to hear that you guys get to go home. Ang and I spent time in hospital with Jared and there was no better feeling than sleeping in your own bed. We have been and will continue to pray for you guys.
Mcuh love,


3:48 PM  
Blogger Grandma said...

Henry & family, So happy you are home for Thanksgiving. I know you are all thankful that surgery is over and you are home.
Hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.
Prayers have been answered and everyone is thankful.
We will see Penton again today, we went to Grandparents day at his school on Tuesday. He was in a wedding last Thursday for my son in Jacksonville. Love,
Grandma Dot & Charles

10:07 AM  
Blogger Kim Aycock said...

Hey dear Cermaks-

I am so glad to hear you were home for the holiday. Henry- we love you dearly and are thinking of how tough you are. Missing you,
Kim, Doug, Emily and Anna Marie Aycock

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a strong boy! You are truly a gift from God. Your family seems to known this better than anyone. Know you are Loved and prayed for everyday by people you have never even meet.Keep loving life, find joy in all you do.Your art will be a way to share your feeling and thoughts.

Sincerly Anonymous

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