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!!!

4 comments:

corscorp said...

Hugs Momma! Maybe he'll be more interested in the tools this time. ♥

Corey

Christine said...

We so know the drama of cast off days. The best and the worst. Suckers is smart. And I still can't watch that video from anywhere. Can you try to email it to me or something? I Wanna see it!!! Good luck. Bribery rules the day. xo

zool said...

hi mama ihave ababy like your he have no bone in his right thump and now he is 16 month and we decide to do the surgery but we are so ascare please can you contact me iwant to be in tuch with you and iwant to ask you so many question so please reply to me

Anonymous said...

Omg, it was so great to see the video of Benjamin using his hand after pollicization, i thought to myself... he uses his hand exactly like Jarrah! Our 3 yr old had the surgery 2012 and most people don't notice that he has 3 fingers with his thumb. Jarrah was diagnosed with vacterl after birth... radial clubhand, bilateral absent thumbs, anal atresia and vertebral anomalies but at 3 years old he is thriving. he can pick up a small coin off the floor with both clubhand and his 'new' thumb hand! I have been unable to find any vacterl support groups in Australia so would appreciate your ideas, advice and input, especially where siblings r involved, Jarrah is the youngest of 5. Thankyou, it's inspirational to read of people who are xperiencing a similar journey as ourselves . Gillian