Thursday, February 5, 2009

The casts are on

Went to Simply Pediatrics (SP) for Jamie at 6:30 am. He has the casts on and after talking to the doctor found out that he will keep these on for 2 weeks, get new ones put on for another two weeks, and then one more round of casts for 2 weeks for a total of 6 weeks. After that they will put him into braces that can fit into his shoes. I just want this to be over for the poor little guy. I want him to be able to walk and run like any other little boy.

He handled it pretty well. Had a melt down when the nurse first took him into the OR and again when he came out of recovery. But if I had gone through what he has gone through so far in his life, I'd have a melt down too. Once mama had him he calmed down prettty quick. Kept saying "OK, go bye bye".

I do have to say the staff at SP is great. MOST of the nurses and anesthesologist already know him and know about his EB and they are SO careful with him. God bless them.

What a difference a couple of hours makes! Jen just sent me these pictures of Jamie. Already he is Standing on the casts and trying to climb up onto the sofa. Bless his heart, this baby is not letting ANYTHING keep him down. Now if only his mama and I could adapt to his way of thinking. We can learn so much from these children.


3 comments:

Pam said...

Look at him!! Nothing is going to keep him down!! Would be nice if we all could think that way!

Janet said...

Hang in there... just like Jamie :)

One Big Happy said...

Wow! They are really good reminders to stay positive and be happy, aren't they? I know I am reminded of that all the time ;) Praying for you here Marie and as someone who was in casts and braces for a long time as a kid--I'm here to tell you that it will be okay and if you're lucky, he'll forget all about this time (I did). thinking of you!