Sunday, May 24, 2009

All fun today







Eli's having a ton of fun rolling a ball bigger than he is and chasing it by scooting on the wood floor. So cute. He is still protective of his healing arm. Whenever I go to pick him up, he gently places his other hand under the hand of the broken arm as if to give it a little extra support. Bless him for remembering the pain of a break. I hope he forgets soon.

Good news is that if he doesn't have his glasses on, he wants them. My mom noticed that he was picking up tiny things off of the floor....a first for him. I am certain the glasses are making a great difference for him. I want more solutions like that!

A new friend of mine who lives just down the expressway (who has a daughter, Hannah, who depends on prosthetic legs to walk) introduced me (Internetly-speaking) to Cody who is in first grade. He was born an extraordinary kid like Eli and Hannah. He was born missing both knee joints, too. You can watch Cody's story on Dateline from this link team Cody. I have to say that hearing Cody's parents felt like deja vu for me and David. The description of "a sensible solution, yet horrifying" describes how we feel about amputation. Such a permanent, painful, yet completely necessary step. I'm still dreading it, but I've known for a long, long time that Eli will run and I cannot wait to be there for his first sprint.

Love you all,
Melissa

2 comments:

Hewett Happenings said...

Thanks for the shout-out. Probably one of the best things we did, was going to California last fall. Meeting other kiddos "like me" was an awesome experience for all of us. It has opened up a whole new world for Hannah, both physically and emotionally. Can't wait until we meet in person, not just virtually.

Another good link to check out is: www.jimfabio.com
Click on the CAF logo, then on Jake Frank. Julie helped me through Hannah's amputation. Just talking to someone who has been there/done that helps with the realization that you really are doing the best thing for your child.

Tell Eli and Sophia hello from us!! See you soon.

Amberghini said...

Maybe once he gets that splint off of there, he won't have to see it or think about it anymore! I could look at those little glasses all day! Love you guys! xo!