|The osteotomy went well and the pins are in! This external fixator is called an "Orthofix".|
Okay, so post op was all good. The poor little guy was fighting off sleep. I think he just didn't want to miss anything. Plus, the last time he fell asleep, in the OR, they stuck this big metal erector set on his leg, which is uh, well, not comfy. I can't say we blame him for wanting to be aware of all that's done to him. He's cried a few times but not so much out of pain but fear. He said, "I don't like when people come with tools." Again, I'm right there with ya, buddy.
He still is not feeling much pain due to the epidural that will be in for a few days. He seems to be most bothered by the IV in his hand and the catheter which was referred to by the PT as his "tinkle tube", that cracked me up.
He had some nice distractions today. He got to ride in his wheelchair for the first time. We rolled on out to the play room to shoot some hoops, chuck some beanbags, paint and even use mommy's camera to take some interesting photos!
|Daddy is dumping beanbags out of a spotted kangaroo|
|Artist at work|
He kept requesting, "When can I get down and play?" Ya figure, to him, a play room means you run around and play. Here we were telling him he has to stay in this chair on wheels and watch the other kids' siblings dribble and shoot basketballs and walk around. I think Jeff was slightly discouraged that he couldn't be, well...himself! The good news is that as soon as the epidural and the catheter are out, he is free to get down and around as much as he can tolerate.
He keeps asking, "When are we going back to Peppermin-Pats?" The house we are staying in, The Hackerman-Patz House, has been renamed by Jeffrey in honor of Peppermint Patty, the Charlie Brown Peanuts character. Too cute!
Well, the little dude is sleeping, finally!!! I'm going to upload some pics and rest my eyes as well. Thanks for tuning in!
|Still his goofy self|
(I'm going to apologize now for any grammatical errors. I typed all this and honestly don't feel like proofreading. Feel free to let me know if something just doesn't make sense)