Friday, April 17, 2009

Cast is Off

Jackson got his cast off on Thursday, the picture is before it was taken off. It was much more traumatic than any of us were expecting. Thank God for Wayne the cast technician at Children's Hospital. Jack's leg was so stiff from being in the cast for 5 weeks that when the cast was off Jack was in sever pain and afraid to move. Wayne held Jack's leg (while Jack sobbed in pain) for 15 minutes while Jack adjusted to the freedom of movement. Then Wayne held Bryce (because he was crying) while I was preparing Jack to go home (who was also crying). What a great guy- and just when we needed to get through that day. I guess we had been expecting business as usual, but this was not the case.
The good news is Jack went back to school today (Monday) for the first time in 6 weeks. He had a great day and even did a little walking. He still prefers to crawl, and when he does walk he has a limp and is very unstable. Here is a short video of Jack enjoying a sunny day in Seattle. Jack is our little hero and is teaching us daily to focus on the positive and enjoy each day to the fullest!

8 comments:

Mjay said...

Hey Sarah, you have a lovely blog. It's good to know Jack's cast is off. I'm sure he will be running around in no time.

Popped in to say hello.

Mary.

SSShasta said...

What an ordeal! Glad to know you guys made it through ok :)

Anonymous said...

What a big boy! Way to go Jack! Heal quick, okay?

Love, Uncle Scott, Aunt Lauren and Cousin Noah

Ann said...

Yea!!!

Sounds like you earned your "Mom paycheck" that day and the past few weeks. Hope you celebrated with a bottle of something!

~april said...

yyyeeeaaahhhh for jack! and mommy!!!!

Casey or Chris said...

Yay Jack! That 5 weeks flew by. I am sure your leg will be back to normal in no time. You were so brave getting your cast off - it probably kind of became a part of you over the last month. Can't wait to see you running and riding your Skuut again!

Kirk and Abbey said...

Hurray!!

The Runner Bunch said...

aw poor Jack - I was laughing right along with you in that video Sar. I loved it - He is just the happiest little boy. So glad he is getting the chance to get back to normal. :)