I can’t believe it’s been four days since my baby boy’s surgery!! It’s really flown by. We’re counting down the days until August 14th, the day he gets his casts off! So excited!
My older girls go back to school August 6th (I’m homeschooling Payson this year) so I’ll only have three kids with me on the day of Everett’s follow up appointment. Allan’s going to come too, since it’s right at his lunch break and their office is minutes away from his office! Yay.
Today Everett has been, I’d say, 100% back to his old self!! He’s not frustrated by his casts anymore, he doesn’t seem to be in any pain, he’s happy and cheerful and smiles and giggles at the things he used to, he even finally pooped today! It was really stinky too, and he doesn’t usually have stinky poo. Was that from surgery or from constipation or what?! I’ll just blame it on all the weird stuff put in his body, medically, on Monday.
We went on a couple errands today and Everett had a great time. My kids were all pretty well behaved and the weather was nice. Life seems a bit like a fairytale lately.
You know, if fairytales meant doing nonstop dishes, wiping poop off other people’s bums constantly, scrubbing toilets and floors, doing laundry and cooking meals, giving timeouts and carrying kids around despite an aching back, and not sleeping very much at all… yes, if fairytales meant those things then this is a fairytale. haha
The first few times I picked Everett up it felt so strange with his casts. I felt like the casts were so heavy they were pulling on his arms and hands and stitches and skin grafts… basically I was just worried and tried to always support his arms as I lifted him super gently up.
The carseat I got him is perfect! It’s wider near the bottom than the top and there is lots of extra space where his casts fall. It’s also easy to loosen and tighten the straps. I have to loosen the straps a lot before putting him in and then tighten them back up once they’re over his casts. Then to get him out it’s the same thing… loosen the straps and take his casts out. I thought it’d be a hassle but it’s really not bad at all. He prefers his new carseat far more than his old one so he’s happier than before surgery in the car now! Crazy and such a blessing 🙂
At Wal-Mart for some groceries. I also bought a couple $2.50 shirts to make more cast covers out of.
I sanitized the cart like I always do but it was nice to sit him in there without a cover and not worry about him touching things and sucking on things. He can’t put anything in his mouth anymore! Kinda nice side effect, honestly.
Once home and much later in the afternoon I set up his jolly jumper. I bought this on Amazon because we don’t have any doorways good enough for the regular jumpers you can buy in stores. He loves his jumper!!
Sometimes when I make him smile or laugh extra big he gets shy for a second and nestles his face into my shoulder. He pauses there a second or two and then peeks back up at me for more fun and games ♥