Thursday, September 15, 2011


In 24 hours Aaron's wrap-around cast contraption will finally be removed!!

This picture was taken about 2 weeks ago but it definitely illustrates how he feels about getting that thing off.

His cast does NOT look like that anymore.  I don't have a current picture with his shirt off but believe me.... He is in desperate need of getting it removed!!  The wrappings are coming undone... we have been pulling cotton out by the handful... his entire shoulder is now visible.... and the whole mess is covered in sand - inside and out since all Aaron has wanted to do in the last week is play in his sandbox.

One more day.

Tomorrow Aaron and I make the long trek to Shriners.  We are meeting the van at 2:30 am. 

I'm dreading it. 

Aaron is beyond excited.  He is overflowing with joy for tomorrow.  He honestly thinks that his arm is fixed.  Sweet little son with his terribly high hopes.  He doesn't realize that the whole process tomorrow is actually going to be painful!  And he isn't going to have a free arm.  He is going from a cast to a splint of some kind.  And the point of the operation was not to fix his little arm but to increase function in it. 

On top of that, we are also seeing Dr. VanBosse for his feet.  We know he is going to want us to pull the night straps tighter which is going to be an absolute nightmare as Aaron adjusts to the new pull. 

He does not like those night straps.... At.All.  

Plus, his braces are desperately in need of adjustments.  His little left ankle bone has been rubbing terribly against the brace which means we haven't been able to tighten his straps across that ankle for the last couple of weeks.  We've been waiting for this appointment to address that issue.

So much to do tomorrow.

It is going to be a very very long day.

Did I say I was dreading it?

My sweet little guy. 

Please pray for him tomorrow. 


  1. Praying:) Boo Hoo we were only a week apart from meeting. Madeline was bragging at breakfast" I'm gonna get casts".Oh boy ,if she only knew..... but will soon :(

  2. I'll make you a deal... I'll pray for Aaron if you will pray for Paisley...tomorrow we see her for the last time and it will be months until we are allowed to return....My heart, your heart...need lots of prayer, my friend. :( Much love from very, very far away, Renee

  3. I will send many prayers your way and Aaron's!!

  4. Prayers for peace for Aaron and a peaceful heart for you. Such a long road. Worthwhile. But hard to make him understand that now.

  5. Huge prayers coming for you and Aaron tomorrow!
    Ember just got her brace on Mon. and lets just say those night straps are a bummer!

  6. Praying for your sweet dimpled boy :-)

  7. Praying for the drive,for you, Aaron and the doctor, and a great bath at the end of it all!


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