Monday, December 5, 2011

Pictures of our Dec 5th Philly trip

December 5th, 2011
Here are some pictures from our trip. The post in detail is below the pictures. Gideon is such a good little traveler and we have a great time on our trips except for the pain at the castings! I just love this little guy!

Mommy and Gideon in front of tree at RMH

Gideon's Christmas colored Casts!

Gideon Break dancing while the casts are off.

The Cat In The Hat Room!

Philadelphia Trip, Cast #5

December 5,2011
Wow, Casts #5. Maybe only 1-2 more to go. Last week Dr. VanBosse said we weren't even 1/2 way there but this week he said maybe 1-2 more. So next trip when the casts come off Gideon will be measured for his braces and then casts put back on. He will decide then if any more casts are needed. So that was good news. The bad part was once again the long wait. We arrived at 9:30am and did not get called back to a room until 1210pm. His casts were removed and we waited until 2:15 pm for Dr. VanBosse to come in. We had not had anything to eat since 7:30 am. The casts coming off were difficult again and Gideon cried through this. He did pretty good with the casts going back on with the right foot but the left foot he cried and cried big tears. He has a big open area on his big toe that is so sore. He is doing better tonight. Hopefully he will be able to sleep tonight. A little tylenol with codeine to help with that. We had good flights here, Cincinnati to Chicago and Chicago to Philly. A moderate amount of turbulence-I just hate that. Please pray for very smooth flights home for us tomorrow. We leave at 12:10 pm and fly into Chicago. The flight leaves there at 3:15 and we arrive in Cincinnati about 5:25pm. Another long day. I will post some pictures of our time here. The Ronald McDonald house is all decorated for Christmas and we did a lot of Christmas crafts. We even got to pick out some Christmas presents to take home. So we come back on December 18th for his Dec 19th appointment and then maybe 1 or 2 more times, until we schedule his first surgery. This is all very difficult but we just know we are doing the best we can for Gideon. Dr. VanBosse and Dr. Zlotlow are the best in their field for Arthrogryposis. With them Gideon has hope of becoming more independent and possibly walking.We know that God has brought us to these doctors and we will do all we can to be sure Gideon gets the care he needs. Gideon is such a little warrior. We always pray while we are on the plane and then thank God for the safe flight afterwards. He prays so sweetly. He knows that God goes with us everywhere we go and he will just start talking to him. He leaves an impression everywhere we go. He is such a joy to everyone he meets and we are so blessed to be his family.