wings and things

Special K’s operation

on November 27, 2015

I wrote about this topic rather clumsily a few days ago, before my nephew Special K’s operation to remove the large plate in his thigh. Many thanks to those who commented but I deleted the post, and its Facebook counterpart, because I thought it might be better to wait until after the operation was over.

At 13, Special K is now over 6’2″ so the plate had to be removed because of how much he has grown since the car accident. Like all of our extended family, I was feeling a mixture of anxiety and confidence that it would all go well.

Well, Special K came through the gruelling operation (apparently an actual hammer was required) with flying colours, and was discharged the very next day – yesterday! As I was in Perth anyway, I was able to visit my brother, sister-in-law and SK in their hotel room. SK was lying on his bed, nonchalantly doing something on his iPad, while his mother was zooming around the city looking for KFC. I had a chat with my brother, then the chicken arrived much to SK’s relief.

As I watched him gobble his 5 pieces (or was it 6?) and noticed his parents’ tired but relieved faces, I squeezed Special K’s toe, then left them all to rest. SK was having to, once again, use crutches and take painkillers, and they were all planning an early start this morning as they live around 6 hours south of Perth.

I only live 2 hours south of Perth so I got home not long ago, and immediately checked my emails. My mother had sent me one and I was amazed to see that Special K and co. had dropped in to have breakfast with her on their way home – a significant detour!


I love this family.

18 responses to “Special K’s operation

  1. Vicki says:

    Amazing that the Dr released Special K so soon (after his op.).

    He looks absolutely wonderful in this photo and how thoughtful of your brother to drop in to your Mother’s home. I’m sure that was very reassuring for her to see Special K on his feet.

    I hope his recovery is speedy and he is back to his usual self very soon.

  2. nice to hear good news. thank you

  3. artfulanxiety says:

    Wow! He is very tall! And only 13?

  4. susanpoozan says:

    So glad all went well, what a lovely family you have.

  5. So pleased the op went well and you were able to visit.

  6. ksbeth says:

    you are all a wonderful family of strong survivors )

  7. thankfully the op went well. Wishing good thoughts a full recovery arrives asap.

  8. Judith Post says:

    What a wonderful picture! Your mother looks fully capable of filling a room with love, and SK looks like such a sweetheart. Glad he’s okay!

  9. I am so glad his operation went well

  10. tootlepedal says:

    What a relief that must have been for everyone.

  11. k is truly special! your mother is so ….. beyond words as a mother and a woman. no wonder she has such an amazing daughter:)

  12. Wonderful news Jules. Hugs 😀

  13. I am so glad for everyone it all went Ok.

  14. Here’s to a quick recovery! ❤
    Diana xo

  15. So relieved for ‘K’ and for his family; and for you Julie and I’m sure Ming too… Diane (still on hiatus but popped by)

  16. Lisa Rest says:

    Ah the resiliency of youth is refreshing to see and definitely in Special K’s favor. A beautiful picture indeed.

  17. Yay Special K ! I love the picture. And the good outcome.

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