Sunday, October 30, 2011

surgery day- friday oct.28

William had his surgery on his "club" arm on Friday. It went pretty well. The orthopedic surgeon had hoped to get the wrist centralized and the forefinger placed in the thumb position, all in this surgery, but it wouold have taken too long. There was alot he needed to get done and it turns out the finger one will be 4 hrs in itself. So that will be revisited in spring of next year. My teacher at Cricket Academy had asked a good question of me yesterday: Will he actually be able to use it after surgery as good as he can now? Right now he is good at using his first 2 fingers and kind of holding things between them and it he will not have that good use of them after than I wouldn't do it.

Anyway, right now William is in alot of pain. He is on 2 different pain meds and still in pain. The doctor said that doing surgery on a bone is extremely painful. He had his ulna worked on and it was shaved(?) a bit because it was bowed. There was also some extra bone at the wrist that was removed and for the next 2 months, he has a long pin from wrist to elbow keeping his arm/wrist straight.

He had a huge cast on and he absolutely hates it! He was throwing temper-tantrums in the hospital (I could hear him in the recovery room!) he was so mad to have that thing on. Periodically now, 2 days later, he pounds on it and tries to rip it off. You gotta figure that all he knows is that he went in to the hospital w/o it and now he's got it on. He doesn't realize that the doctor had to cut his arm! :-( Poor kid!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

8 Month Anniversary

Oh  my goodness, has it been 8 months already? 8 months of William being William. 8 months of  him learning what it means to be in our family. 8 months of learning his new language. 8 months of being an All-American, 90 MPH, boy..

He is learning so much every day still. I bought this bike off of Craig's List and he was so adorable learning to pedal. :-) Now, you should see him go! I can actually get a jog in when we go for our walks! I sat there debating whether to buy a jogging stroller or not. I mean, they are so expensive. He is almost 4. But, as it was, there was no way for me to get out and get some exercise with him in tow. But then, God practically dropped this bike right in my lap! Yay!

Will is going to have hand/arm surgery October 28th. I am anxious for this to be over. He is going to be really sad when that arm is immobilized for so long. But in the long run, he will be able to do so much! He is very active! He loves to be a helper!

We picked up brother Josh from college last weekend, just me and the 2 littles. The whole way home, William sang "I like Joshua. I like Joshua. I like Joshua........." You get the picture. It was SO precious, and yet so LOUD! :-)

William loves:
The Lion King
Scooby Doo
Joshua (as said earlier...heehee)
birthdays. Everyones birthdays!
French Fries
helping momma
being tickled
his very own daddy - thats what he says too, waaayyy too cute!
watching the Packers with Joey

I am overwhelmed at God's blessings to me.