Sunday, January 31, 2010

Luke's 1st ER Visit

We had our first trip to the ER with Luke on October 2nd. He had a freak accident with a chair at daycare & he nearly cut the tip of his little finger off. He rode in the paramedics truck to the ER where I was waiting on him. The paramedic said he slept the whole way down! I couldn't believe it! After about 10-12 stitches, a temporary cast & a 6-hour ER visit, we got to go home. (They took him immediately when he got to the ER, but we had to wait 6 hours since his last snack, meal, etc. before they could sedate him for the stitches.) A few days later, we saw a hand-specialist (Dr. Oakes) and she told us that his finger looked like it would heal very well. They put a new hard cast on him, all the way up to his shoulder! He had the first one for 2 weeks & then another one on for 2 more. He had a red one first, Bret picked that out. The 2nd one was orange, for Halloween!

Luke was so amazing duirng all of this. The cast did not slow him down at all. In fact, he started taking his first steps with the cast! Our biggest challenge was bathing him. We could not get the cast wet, so it took both of us to bathe him. He loved being back in the kitchen sick for his baths! I think he like both Mommy & Daddy giving him his bath, too! He earned the nickname, "Bob the Builder" at daycare. It didn't take him long to figure out he could hit things with his cast & make loud noises, like chairs, the cabinet doors, walls, etc. Luckily, he did not hit anyone with it!

We are so pleased at how his finger has healed. It looks so good! The ER doctor did an amazing job with the stitches & putting his finger tip back on. You can hardly tell now (3 months later) than anything had happened, Praise God!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Catch Up Soon!

So much has been going on lately & I haven't updated in a while. I promise updates very soon! Here's a sneak as to our latest happenings...