Today has been full of answered prayers. The prayers that you and so many others have prayed for our Carter and our family. Carter's casts, external fixators, catheter and stitches were removed. His incision stayed intact and his bladder has not prolapsed out. His urological health is great right now! His pelvis... well, it is going to need some work. They placed a knee immobilizer that goes from his hips to his toes. I can remove it to give him a bath, but he needs to wear it for the next 2 weeks. The purpose of it is to keep him from opening his legs (which could cause his incision to open back up), and to keep him off of his feet. His bones are extremely weak. If he tried to walk right away, there is a chance his bones could break.
Carter's legs have been immobilized since March, so they are extremely sore. I plan to give him a good warm bath tonight and clean and massage his legs. Although he still has the knee immobilizers on, it has been absolutely wonderful holding him. I can actually turn him towards me!
There are still a lot of unanswered questions that only time will tell. We are not sure if he will be able to walk with his pelvis like it is right now. If he is able to walk, he will more than likely have a limp. Due to all of the damage from the screw, Carter's bone needs to heal. We are going to let it heal for a year and then return to see if he will need to have his osteotomies redone. Brandon and I both fully expect for them to need to be redone. We are praying he will remain comfortable and have no pain in his pelvis until they are redone.
We are so happy and thankful for the news today. It feels like the storm is finally starting to let up. It is almost unimaginable to think of him having go through all of this again in one year, but we are extremely happy to have a break. Brandon needs it, I need it and most of all Carter needs it. Carter still has a long way to go. We will gradually start working on head control, sitting up, crawling and eventually walking. We are in no hurry for any of these things and plan to take it slow. We will be flying back to Mississippi tomorrow afternoon. Thank you all so much for all of your prayers and continued prayers for our family. Please keep them coming! As always... To Him be the Glory!!!
Since Carter's fist surgery in March he has put nothing in his mouth. Today he ate a piece of bread at dinner and sucked on a sucker! This is a BIG deal for Carter! His speech therapist would be so proud!
Looking SO cute with his new knee immobilizers!