Saturday, April 25, 2009

D-day #2 has come and gone

We had a good time in Indy...it got really long waiting from getting his cast off at 8 am til his next appointment @ 1pm. but mom learned how to work the system and check in early. So we cut an hour off our trip. I gotta give a shout out to all that were praying for Jackson and the cast removal...he was a tropper. the actual cast cutter made him laugh. which was a hundred times better than the girl next door that screamed the entire time. I promise the above picture is him laughing. the saddest part was that he had gained so much weight in the cast and it had gotten so tight that it started rubbing on his legs..so he has a few marks of rubbed off skin. They said they would heal quickly. speaking of gaining weight...we are up to 22lbs 10 ounces yesterday. that would be a 2 lb 10 ounce weight gain since surgery 7 weeks ago, including two weeks with the flu...how does he do this. the next one is the scar and dead skin...a little gross but the worst thing is we had dead skin falling off on us all day, out through the bottom of his pants. When we got home we hung out for a while and he started crawling around already. Army crawling of course, dragging his legs behind us. Before bed we took a bath....
he really enjoyed splashing and playing around with a few of his cups. He still can't sit up in the tub, so we had to prop his head up to keep the water out of his tubes. We got some of the dead skin off and we will soak again today a couple of times to help the process. He was so cute all bundled up in his frog towel.
thank you to all who prayed for him yesterday I know you were heard. We will have a rough few days as we become unstiff, but we are on the upswing. With all he is doing already, I can't wait to see what he is doing by next friday. Who knows we might be walking.

4 comments:

Jewel said...

Oh wow those are great pictures! Jackson has such an adorable smile! Melts my heart! I am so glad it went way better than last time. Praise God! I'll be praying for a speedy recovery!

Kara Lynn said...

He looks soooo happy! So good to see his adorable chubby legs... LOVE the towel... When can we see you guys???

Shannon said...

Yeah for the cast coming off!!!!!

nichole said...

he is just precious, nichole! i am SO glad that he's continuing to do so well! God is awesome!! He has to be one of the happiest babies I have ever seen!