Carter was in a lot of pain after PT. He told me that he hates therapy and he isn't going back. He also said that we just should have come to Florida but not had the surgery. He has a tendency to overreact when he is upset. I have no idea where he gets that from!
Oh, I almost forgot, Carter was able to lift his own leg today (see picture). That made me blissfully happy because he is so hard to care for!
It takes an hour to wake him, do the sponge bath, wash his hair, brush his teeth, get him dressed and into the wheelchair. He is such a sweet boy and always remembers to thank me. Not only was I pleased at Carter's ability to move his own leg, but he was DELIGHTED as you can see in the picture. Look at his little neck straining because he is working so hard.
If you know Carter you are familiar with his good nature and caring attitude and although he is in pain, his kindness remains. One night as I rearranged his leg for the hundredth time, he said, "Thanks for helping me with this, Mom." Carter finds great comfort in having his foot rubbed, but my hands find it quite tiring. He will tell me that it is okay if I stop rubbing, even though I know it is making him feel better. He worries about his mom! Last night it took five pillows to get him comfortable, he looked at me and said, "But, what will you use?"
Carter and Mom
And one last thing, Caitlin, you are not too old for ruffles, you can wear pink even though it isn't your favorite color and you DO wear dresses. Now, start wearing your good clothes to school-no more play clothes! I love you and I am happy that you like first grade. I can't wait to see my best girl (in cute clothes)!