Well, some of the "excitement" (if you can call it that) has worn off. Harrison had a very difficult night last night sleeping. He woke up around 3am in a lot of pain. He finally drifted back off to sleep about 4am. I had to sing today in the DLC so we decided to take him to church and see how he would do. We figured the distraction would be good for him.
He did have a good time but was just really complaining of the pain. We left after the service and came on home. All three of my boys and my baby girl took good naps while I took a quick trip to the running store to check out some new shoes (rabbit trail - didn't get any but found out what type I do need so very helpful). Once I got home, we went outside for a little while but he just is having a hard time.
His cast is not very sturdy, it's temporary so if the sling gets loose, the heaviness of the cast pulls the arm down and it's painful for him. We're trying to keep the medicine going every 4 hours to stay on top of his pain.
I'm very uptight about what to expect this week. I know I need to chill out but I'm stressing about all the things I don't know yet. I don't know what time we'll see the doctor tomorrow or IF they will be able to see us. I don't want him to go to school without a permanent cast. He's in too much pain and I'm afraid just a bump could mess things up further. He's on pretty strong meds for a kid so I'm not even sure if the school will want him there while he's on it or how long he will need to take it! I'm worried he could miss up to a week of school and while he's hardly ever sick and probably won't miss that much I'm just stressing! I'm worried about how they will work with him, how he will take tests, will everything be given oral, blah, blah, blah.... I know! I need to just go to school this week and talk things out with his teacher...but AFTER I've seen the doctor...so again, another thing to wait for to find out more information!
Why does this stuff always happen on the weekend? No doctors in the office, can't make any appointments, can't have all my questions answered when I want them to be! :)
I need to take a step back and breathe! He's gonna need a lot of help these next how ever many weeks. I can see that today. We'll get through it. I know many families have experienced things like this and get by, we will too!
Just going to pray for him that he will get good rest tonight, that whatever they say tomorrow will be good news, news we can live with. Going to pray that getting the new cast won't be too painful for him. :( I know he will feel much better once things are more secure. Gonna pray they will see us tomorrow! Pray with me, please!
Here he is, how he has been most of the day and will be for most of the night. He's relaxing and watching Tom and Jerry, his new favorite! So fun to hear him laughing down there watching my own personal favorite cartoon! :) I'll let you know how things go tomorrow...