Today Mason and I headed to Children's Hospital nice and early for a few appointments. First up was Dr. P the Plastic Surgeon. While in the waiting room he was happy to see Curious George on the tv. That is his absolute favorite cartoon. It worked out well because they were having trouble with the computer and we had a long wait to get back to see the doctor. Mason had a small area open up on his healing incision on his bottom after our last appointment. Right in the middle of the opening you could see a stitch. As we suspected, his body is just trying to get rid of that stitch and once it dissolves he should heal up, no worries. I'm glad things are going so well.
Next we headed to the 4th floor to pick up Mason's glasses. We got replacement frames for the original 2 pairs he broke, but the big excitement of the day was that Mason's new MiraFlex glasses were in. We put them on and he's been wearing them happily ever since. Yes, he chose the orange frames. Was there ever any doubt? This boy loves orange!
As you can see, these are held on with an elastic strap. It goes down along his hair line and doesn't bother him at all. It is adjustable and also snaps on and off the frame.
These frames are very flexible and have no hinges. If they get bent out of shape a bit too much we can simply use a hair dryer to soften the frame enough to bend it back.
For the moment Mason's health is stable and we're enjoying each day. We have a big surgery coming up but I'm doing better at leaving that burden in God's hands for today. Mason has a sedated MRI of the brain and spine in March and that will determine surgery dates. His shunt seems to be working well at the moment. His leg and hip contractures are getting worse but there is nothing to do about it until after the spine surgery. His vision issues have been addressed. I may have time to take a breath or two before the next medical whirlwind begins!
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