Thursday, April 24, 2008
We went in for the appointment and Drew saw the saw sitting on the counter in the exam room. He kinda freaked out a little, but I told him to stay quiet and not make a big deal so that Hunter would be okay with it. It's nice having a 2 year old go through all of this because he doesn't really know what a saw is, so he doesn't know to be freaked out by it. Besides his little toy saws at home, he hasn't seen one in action yet.
The doctor came in and Hunter jumped right up on the table and stuck his leg out. He knows what's going on! We kept asking him if he was ready to get his cast off. I think he was kind of growing fond of it. He wasn't too sure about getting it taken off.
The doctor barely sawed through it, just enough to crack it open. Hunter sat very still. He was interested in what they were doing to him. They sawed through one of the signatures and he didn't like that too much. He pointed at it and said "Madelyn?" Yes, honey, they sawed through Madelyn. Good thing we took pictures of it before we went in. I was not about to keep the thing! I have more trash in my house than I care to move again. I am not interested in moving a cast, too.
When the cast came off, his little foot was so dirty! I had used a baby wipe at bath time to get up in his toes, but there was dirt and gook stuck way up there. The nurse, who's obviously done this before, had a dish of warm soapy water waiting. Hunter thought it was funny to have his foot washed somewhere that wasn't his bathtub.
She asked me to pick him up and take him to the x-ray machine. I set him down by the machine and he knew just what to do. He placed his foot in the right spot and stood very still. He's an expert at this x-ray thing by now.
His little bones looked good. The fracture was healed. We go back in a few weeks for one last x-ray.
Hunter complained about some pain the past two nights so I gave him a little Motrin at bedtime both nights. He's walking a little gingerly on it, but the doctor said that's to be expected. It's not that he's adjusting to walking without a cast. He adjusted to that right away. It's that his foot is a little tender still. Sturdy tennis shoes help ease the pain a little more than his bare feet do, though.
So proud of my little guy. He's such a go-with-the-flow kind of kid. He does not get upset easily and he's very trusting when I tell him it's going to be okay. He's done very well through this whole thing from the 9 hours in the ER (never complaining once), to getting his cast off two days ago.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
We had a birthday party last weekend, a birthay party this weekend, and a huge family fun day with our playgroup next weekend. All at the same lake, appropriately named Alligator Lake, all with the same friends, and all at the same picnic spot. An interesting coincidence.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Deployments Gremlins are a twisted version of Murphy's Law. Instead of, Whatever can go wrong will, it's Whatever can go wrong will wait until the husband leaves... and then will.
On a happier note, we've had gorgeous weather lately. The boys and I get out almost every afternoon for some ball playing, bubble blowing, bike riding fun. And on that note, I leave you with some fun bubble pictures we took today (after the nice MP got the truck unlocked for me so I could get the already-bad fast food and Hunter's carseat out) .
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
I spent the last week with no computer and no internet access. I was going insane! Do you realize how many times I need to hop online for something? I never realized until I was without for a week! Recipes, addresses, pictures, friends, volunteer work, school.... every time I turned around I needed to get online for.... *something*!
I finally got a new computer ordered on Friday and they said it would be here Monday or Tuesday. In real time that means Tuesday, or possibly even Wednesday. Thank the Lord it came Tuesday. I was having PMS! PMS over a stupid computer and some internet. I felt completely shut off from the world when I couldn't just hop on and email my family in the middle of the afternoon, or check in on all my online friends, or print Drew up one more homeschool worksheet because he blew through his activities faster than I thought he would. When Hunter got his hard cast last week, I had to run over to my friend's house just so I could email everyone the picture of him smiling widely, showing off his green cast.
What I did do instead was cooking, baking, reading, crafts, and giving the kids 100% of my attention all day long. I got a lot of cleaning done (not enough to invite my mother-in-law over yet, though!) So today, when the UPS guy delivered that wonderful little box, I felt like Ralphie in A Christmas Story when he finally gets his Little Orphan Annie decoder ring in the mail. I ran inside, tore it open, hooked it up and.... this is where I've been ever since! (Trust me, the kids didn't even notice I was gone!) And unlike Ralphie, I'm not disappointed!