Thursday, August 7, 2014
Day 2: Feeling Better
Mason had surgery two days ago and is feeling much better today. So much better that he's already belly crawling all over the floor, has figured out how to sit himself up despite the mermaid wrap on his legs, and is becoming quite annoyed with my reminders to lay down. One thing he loved this morning was having a picnic breakfast. It worked much better to do this on the floor than on the couch.
He played with playdoh for quite a while and I'm still finding bits of it on the floor. He also played upstairs in the bedroom with some of his siblings but it's harder to belly crawl on the carpet up there.
Today's quandary: How can I protect his toes from the floor when he's on his belly playing and eating? They stick out the ends of the casts and they way the brace holds him they point straight down to the floor. Then he moves with his arms and they are dragged, bent, and scraped along awkwardly. Of course he can't feel it at all, so he doesn't know if he's hurting them or not. I tried putting socks on but really they don't provide much in the way of padding. We'll play around with it. I also have tried rolling up a towel or blanket under his ankles when he's just laying in one general spot eating, drawing, or playing with playdoh. It even slides along with him for a bit on the wood floors, but not at all on the carpets.
Mason is napping right now, which is why I can blog for a bit. He has asked for his wheelchair 8 times so far.