Finally, we found out Monday morning that we were being discharged. We had a bunch of people who needed to see us first so it was a very busy morning indeed. Doctors for Mickey, a family therapist for all of us, and nurses to teach us how to care for Mickey’s c-collar. When they had done his MRI, they found some swelling in between the bones and muscles of his uppermost vertebra. So, he would have to wear a collar home and probably for anywhere from 2 to 6-8 weeks.
Mickey got to go to the patient play room when we spoke to the family therapist and he loved it! There were trucks and craft stuff and he did a puzzle all by himself and he made me a picture frame. He was all wound up when we got back and playing on the floor while we were getting ready to leave. We were very rushed but honestly, considering the alternative, we didn’t care.
Well, that's it. Mickey's accident and his miraculous recovery. I truly believe that it was the amazing staff at Doernbecher's, the quick responses from Canby Fire and Life Flight, and the prayers from friends and family all over the world that should be credited with it. They were all amazing!