Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Right in the kisser

Poor Jax took a big digger last week. He and Brady were at the zoo with their babysitter and he tripped on a step and fell into a bolt that was holding a large pole for the skytram. It went directly into his cheek requiring 7 stitches. I was called by the sitter who was definitely shook up trying to figure out with me if she should let the zoo call an ambulance. I asked if they got the bleeding to stop and if she and Jax were ok to be in the 5 minute car ride to the ER. She responded yes to all of it, so I said I'd meet her at the hospital.
Jax was a trooper. When asked by the nurse how he was, he responded, "I'm a brave baseball player". I mean... melt me!

They numbed him up and got the stitches in. Our neighbor (a doctor) removed them Sunday night when we realized one of the stitches was becoming past it's expiration date, so he laid Jax on the couch and cut them off, this kid deserves some sort of metal of bravery. His cheek is looking much better and we've switched from Neosporin to Mederma w/ SPF in it already. I'm sure we'll always see a mark there, but we'll work really hard at making it the best it can. I hate for Jax to be "the twin with the scar", with how people tell them apart.

The boys had a great weekend with Jason. I had a (much needed) girl's weekend away for a bachelorette party nearby and Jay took the boys boating with a neighbor Friday night, to the Waukesha County Fair Saturday with some friends and then back to the zoo on Sunday morning so he could see the scene of the crime. We will definitely be contacting the zoo about possibly making the area safer. The babysitter said a sheriff took her statement and my info off of Jax's med-bracelet and then complimented her about the boy's bracelets. They knew immediately that Jax had a feeding tube, asthma and my name and number. Done! They've officially become useful.
Oh, and when I returned Sunday, we went back to the fair in the afternoon for the boys to see an alligator show and a car show. Busy and fun weekend for the little men!

Jax had his 6 month Endocrin followup today. He is 41.25" and 32.7 lbs. That's about 1.75" and 2.5 lbs more in 6 months, not too bad! Jay and I measure the boys on their height chart in their room the night of their birthday each year and there is a big difference in Jax from the age of 5 to 6 vs 4 to 5. His injections are definitely working. He is still not about to hit the weight/height chart or anything yet, but his rate of growth has sped up, so he has the chance to be a 'normal short' some day if it continues to work. It definitely helps to make it all seem worth it when you see the hard facts. By just 'looking' at him, he doesn't seem to be much bigger when compared to peers of the same age, but the numbers this year are a bigger leap than any year prior. The doc also said it may be helping his injury heal faster too. When asking about the cut on his face, she was surprised it happened 6 days ago and how well it already looked.

The boys are in their last week of pre-kindergarten summer school. Brady is doing SO well in his summer speech program. I'm so proud of him and am loving all the new approximations he's making. He's working so hard and giving up a lot of his summer, but he's seems ok with it. Both the boys have their 6 year physical on Friday, and then it's just the final countdown of SUMMER. I'm excited for them to free up some more hours in the day to just run around the yard.

Ouch, poor buddy. Here he has numbing cream and tape holding it together before stitches.

A woman with an iPad came and kept Jax busy during the procedure, she was great!

Ready for school the next day. His sweetness and positive attitude keeps me going some days.

The night we took the stitches out - day 5 of the injury.

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