Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Relief. Finally.

It couldn't have gone any better. The surgeon looked at Niko's x-rays and said that they were going to cast him. No surgery, no pins. No anesthesia, which is the bane of the Williams world. Luke and I looked at each other in shock. Was something finally going to go right?

It did. Niko's leg is encased in a Cookie Monster colored cast all the way up to mid thigh, and he is so much more comfortable! The bones had shifted inside of his splint, so they had to reset them, but now we don't have to worry about jostling him. Tomorrow they're delivering a foldable wheelchair, and then life will change for my little son.

Nina is so sweet, wearing a yellow party dress and clapping happily. With Niko out of commission, it is her time to shine, and shine she does. I've been trying to find the good in this, and I think that maybe it forced me to slow down. Things have been so busy and we were all worn out. I hadn't been spending much time with my family at all, and the kids and I have been lying side by side since Thursday night. If nothing else, I had a chance to reconnect with them.

That said, we're incredibly bored. Niko is currently watching the balloons spin around under the ceiling fan, and it is making him laugh. I recorded it and emailed it to my parents. And look, my blog now has music! And the music is picked at RANDOM! It takes me a long time to figure out things like this. Technology isn't my forte. But hey, one thing that I certainly have right now is time. As long as it doesn't take me more than three feet away from Niko, because then he does that sad "Why are you leaving me?" cry. Showers are a too brief, wicked indulgence.

Anyway, thank you guys so much for your prayers. I absolutely believe in the power of prayer, and I know that it came into play here. You're so appreciated!


Andrea said...


Love ya!

Laura said...

Anytime you are able to get a moment to connect with your kids, it's a good thing, enjoy.
Glad to hear no surgery.

Every minute counts.... said...

I am so sorry that the school did this to you. I had a friend whose son was in a wheelchair because of a broke hip and she got the same treatment.
I really hate that ehy are re-breaking his leg to recast it. That just stinks!!!