Giggle, Giggle, Giggle...
Giggle, Giggle, Giggle! Carter has literally giggled and laughed nearly the entire time we have been on the 9th floor. He is so happy! He has woke himself up during the night laughing. He has laughed so much that I had to make sure they did not make huge changes to his medications without telling me. They didn't. He is just that happy!!! We are, of course, SO happy to hear his laughter and voice. His little body is so relieved to have the plate and screws removed that he feels great! He has not attempted to move one muscle, besides his arms, while laying in bed. He lays completely flat and still 24 hours a day without complaining. He laughs. God has really heard all of the prayers lifted for Carter. I mean, how many 2 year olds do you know that would lay flat and still with strangers coming in and out of the room for 24 hours a day? He is a dramatically different child, and our hearts are thrilled!!!
Tomorrow Carter will have an x-ray to see if his pelvis is healing. If it is, they will remove his external fixators tomorrow or Thursday, and he will be able to move and be held. We are praying the x-ray will look good. If it doesn't, we will just keep doing what we are doing until his x-ray shows some bone calcification. He will continue to stay flat on his back and still if this occurs. We have faith that the x-ray will look great, and he will have the external fixators removed. He will still have a catheter and his casts. His casts will remain on long after we are discharged from the hospital. We are expecting him to stay casted for the rest of the summer. The casts may draw a lot of attention and stares, but they are completely manageable.
I am positive God heard our cries for Carter. He knew that we wanted to see a glimpse of our sweet child. He knew how miserable Carter had been since March. He saw our frustration, and He was with us through the months of sleepless nights, constant crying and intense pain we watched our son go through. He watched as the tears ran down our cheeks as we felt helpless. He was there the entire time and knew our every need. He is still with us. He is with us as Carter giggles and belly laughs all day and night. He will continue to be with us as the days ahead are full of uncertainty. He will continue to be with us as each day of this journey unfolds. Why? Because He is God and He made that promise to each and everyone of us. As always... To Him be the Glory!!!
He literally woke himself up laughing one morning. Enjoy! :)