Thursday, December 11, 2008

I want the GREEN one please!

Today was our big date with Dr. Ortho Surgeon for Eli's broken foot. The staff at the ortho clinic was simply amazing and I can't say enough wonderful things about them. They truly made the experience fun for Eli instead of intimidating and scary. Hooray for awesome medical teams!! Elias' x-rays didn't look any different and he is having increased point tenderness over his fracture. This is most likely caused by the little monkey thinking he can run (awkwardly) and attempt to jump on his bed again!!! After partaking in such bad behaviors, Eli will crawl over to us, whine about how badly his foot hurts, and then explain how he has to crawl and/or be carried everywhere because of his broken bone. Too bad restraints are not allowed outside of the medical establishment for rambuncious three-and-a-half year olds!!

Dr. Ortho Surgeon ordered a cast up to the knee for the next four weeks. Elias said "okay" and wanted to know right away where the casting room was. He picked out his favorite color which happens to be a bright shade of spring green. Then when the casting started he wanted to know what the man was doing and why EXACTLY! He kept asking where his old shoe went and why his foot had to stay still. It was comical but then the cast was finished and Eli made a poor attempt at walking. He became very upset that walking was so difficult with his new attachment and wanted it off. Thankfully things have gotten easier on the walking front throughout the night and he is hobbling along fairly well. I'm sure he'll be leaping off his bed in no time once again!!


Shana said...

HI! I haven't posted a comment in awhile and I have a new blog address. :o)

I hope Santa wasn't planning on bring a new bike this! Poor little guy. I somehow (finding wood to knock on) haven't had any ER trips with my boys do to stuff like that. And with three of them that is hard to believe, isn't it?

Well, I hope that you and your family our enjoying the Christmas Season.

Alisa said...

Awww... good well soon Eli! We miss you too and hope you are having a super year at school! Merry Christmas to you and your brother (and of course, mommy and daddy too!)
Andersen and Ava Parker

Alisa said...

****Get well soon*****


Anonymous said...

Just a note to say I hope his leg heals quickly! What a tough guy. He looks great BTW! Merry Christmas and hope the whole family is doing well, Tiff and Liam

Alisa said...

I have a stupid question perhaps.... I was wondering if you have ever heard of anyone doing something to make the scar look better after the mickey button is removed. I never thought of it until my pediatrician brought it up.. a plastic surgery procedure to make the closed up hole a bit better? Do you know if that's possible or ever heard of it? Obviously Ava has a scar as will Elias so in Ava's case she may care a little more as Elias will probably think it's cool!! Just curious!
Alisa Parker