Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

Taken just before leaving to take off the cast.

This is the splint Benjamin gets to wear at night and most of the day.

This is what his hand looks like now, one day after cast removal and 9 weeks post surgery.

Benjamin was being silly insisting that I take a picture of his funny pose.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Big Day is Here :-)

Benjamin gets his cast off today!!! He is so excited. He understands this time. Yesterday he said to me, "mommy, mommy, MOMMY!!!!, off, off" while pointing to his cast. I said, "yes Ben, you get your cast off tomorrow." We then clapped. For those who have never gone through the process, removing a cast is probably worse than putting a root canal in. Not really looking forward to that part. Took almost an hour last time on the right hand. One hour of constant crying can get to a mommy. Then we had to go have a splint fitted. This was another hour of crying. I'm bringing suckers today. Hopefully this might distract him just a little. If you get this before his appointment it is at 2:45 MST so please say a prayer for us!! I took this picture this morning at the breakfast table. Say goodbye to the dirty nasty cast!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Christine, this one's for you

Here is a video of Benjamin using his right hand. He had a pollicization surgery done on this hand seven months ago.