One More Day Closer...
Today has been a pretty good day for Carter. I don’t want to say it has been great, because I think great will be the day he is able to get his traction and fixators off! They did a X-Ray this morning that showed calcification of his bones. This is good news! It means his pelvic bone is healing and calcifying where it was broken. The bone will calcify in the areas they cut and broke of Carter’s pelvis making those areas fill in and make his pelvis good and round. The bone has not completely healed, so he will need to remain in traction and keep his fixators in. Carter had a plate placed over the area where they put his bladder back into his body. The plate acts as his symphysis pubis (the muscle that holds our pelvic bone together in the front). Carter did not have enough of his own skin to cover the plate so they had to use Alloderm. Alloderm is donor skin that has been thoroughly processed. His body has still not compeletly accepted the Alloderm, so his incision is not completely healed. Hopefully, his incision will heal completely in the next few weeks. We think we finally have him on a good bowel regimen, and we are praying we have found his "happy" place with all of his medication.
Thank goodness this life is not our own. We pray each day that Carter will not remember anything that is going on. We do not want him to remember laying flat in the bed, the pain, or the anxiety he feels when multiple people walk in the room. We trust that God is protecting him and his little mind. I have never been one to wish time away, but from where I am standing, it is hard not to. Today is one day closer to being able to hold Carter, and I cannot wait!!! We are longing for simpler days. We are longing for the day Carter is playing outside with nothing to do. I am ready to rock him to sleep and wake up to his sweet smile in the morning. We know those days are coming though. We are just one day closer. Thank you all so much for your continued prayers, please keep them coming. As always… To Him be the Glory!
Carter and his VIP television! :)