Monday, July 23, 2012

Cast #2

July 23, 2012
Today Gideon got cast #2 on his arms.  He had told Dr. Z that he hated having his casts sawed off so Dr. Z said ok we will soak them in water and then unravel them.   So we started the soaking process when we got there and after a 1/2 hour of soaking and still not soft enough to unravel and Gideon having to pee we decided to go with the saw.  He did very well.  Casts off and off to the bathroom!  Casts #2 went on with a great deal of pain and tears but Dr. Z is great.  He tried to distract him and make it fun.  He wrapped a ninja wrap around his head and painted his face with plaster and put feathers in his head wrap.  Gideon was very tough looking and said "nobody will mess with Gideon!"  Gideon also had informed Dr. Z that he was unable to play his DS the way he casted his thumbs so to be sure to let his thumbs free this time and Dr. Z abliged and tonight Gideon has happily played his DS.
Gideon has made many friends here at the Ronald McDonald house and not all of them children.  We have met several families with children just like our Gideon and it is great to be able to share experiences.  Tonight one of Gideon's friends arrived back to the Ronald McDonald House.  FuXia came in and Gideon was so excited.  It made his night.  This really is like a home away from home.  We are very blessed to be surrounded by some wonderful families and staff here.
Tomorrow we are going to take a trip to Target to get some needed supplies and maybe we will take a walk.  Gideon is getting a haircut tomorrow afternoon too.
Tim say the kids are doing fine.  He is keeping them occupied, taking them to movies in the park and out for ice cream.  They are going to see Jordan's play at Kincaid-The Fiddler on the Roof, on Thursday and then some swimming friday and Saturday.   Gideon will have physical therapy Thursdayand Friday and then another cast change Friday and again Monday.   We fly home on Tuesday.
Please pray for good results with the casting and for Gideon to tolerate the pain and be able to sleep.  Pray for Tim and the kids at home too.  We just thank God for these Doctors here and Philly and the great people at the Ronald McDonald House!

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