Sunday, August 29, 2010

The splint game

Eli is doing well. He is getting better and better every day. Our biggest challenge right now is keeping the splints on Eli's legs. His legs seem to swell up on occasion and then cause extreme discomfort, which requires us to remove the too-tight splints. Other times, his legs un-swell and his splints fall right off. We've been told to simply mange the splints...on, off, on, off (bath!!), on, off, on, etc. For the most part, Eli prefers them on. Either way, he still cannot get comfortable to sleep. He's used to tummy sleeping with his booty in the air. Now he cannot stick his booty in the air. And, when he rolls over he has blanket issues. Plus, most of the time he cannot roll himself over and he'll yell, "roll me over." To sum it up, David and Eli are sleep deprived.

We are counting down to the next Shreveport trip on Sept 20. We expect Eli to come home with prosthetic legs that he is learning to use. This will be my next big life moment...seeing my son walk. Can hardly wait.

Love you all,
Melissa

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So thankful you were aware how to find the problem and some type of position where he can be comfortable for a spell.
Hopefully these miseries will be worked off when he is able to move on his own. We are praying for all of you and loving you too. Bobbie and Marvin

Robyn said...

We had so much fun today during gym! He rode on the little yellow car and sat on the flat swing with me, without a moment of stress/distress during transfers or activities. A great day for Eli!!!!!