You have not been a happy camper this week...concerning your hands. Your hands have to be serial casted in order to help with the contractures of your fingers and wrists. Wednesday the 12th was the first casting. You didn't like it too much but so far your fingers are not swollen or red. These casts will come off Sunday (the 16th )and a new pair will go on again Wednesday (the 19th).
Your therapists are putting on your casts.
Your laying in your bed after having your casts put on.
Sitting in your chair with your new casts.
Well, you survived your first day with the casts. Mom said that you don't seem quite so miserable today (the 13th) but that the day had just started. She doesn't think she'll be taking you outside for a while in fear that it might make you sweat in them.
Mom and Robert's annual fish fry was Saturday (the 15th) You and I stayed inside most of the time...I took you outside once and you and I both started sweating, it's a very humid day, so we went back inside in the AC!! You seemed to handle all the people pretty good. At one point you and I went to your room and put in a movie and cranked the AC to 68 degrees.
This is a picture of your niece Ivy, she hasn't seen you since before your accident so she was a little worried to stand too close. You told her hi.
Mom's giving you some frozen ice.
Dad came over Sunday and he and mom took your casts off.
Mom said that she's trying to work as much as she can with your hands while the casts are off. You've been working with your dynavox. You pushed the button that said "Jackie come here please" and then you asked her "how is band?". She showed you her new braces and then you pushed the "are you wearing that to school?" button. You, mom and Jackie all laughed - it was like you were asking if she was wearing her braces to school. Mom had you type on your keyboard a while and you typed "I needeed tttto take a nap" When you typed the four t's, mom told you she didn't know of any words that had four t's in them. You laughed. Then she read it like it was written like she was stuttering and you laughed. Mom got you layed down in bed to nap and told you you never take naps...Robert told you he was going "tttto take a nap" and you laughed at him. You are becoming such a funny guy!
You have developed a new sore on an old sore on your back and it's caused mom some concern. She's going to call the doctor on it or see if Angels at Home can come out to look at it. We are thinking it's caused by your new wheelchair. Bed sores are a real concern and mom is on a great mission to prevent them! She's doing a great job!
Mom said she tried to get you to say Okay by making an exaggerated O and K. You didn't respond. Mom said, Don't leave me hangin and you laughed outloud. Mom told you that her face might freeze like that and you thought that was funny.
Mom told you that it was getting hot outside and that you would like that. She reminded you that you always mowed your lawn during the heat of the day. You just grinned.
Mom was shaving you and told you she wouldn't want to have to shave every day. She told you that maybe God intended for men to be hairy and have a beard down to here. You thought that was pretty funny.
Mom asked you to type on your dynavox the name of someone you might like to see. You typed "no one". She asked you if there was anything you wanted and you typed "nothing". I told mom well, at least he knows what he doesn't want.
Robert helping you in the standing chair.
Picture of Cody's new shirt : )
Love you!! Xo Jen