Saturday, June 25, 2011

just a quik update

I just wanted to give a quick update on Ollie for now.
For the most part, he is walking on his leg normally again.
 He will walk across the yard normally, then it is like he stops and thinks about it and limps a couple of steps. He also says he can't run, but I have seen him take off with his brothers and run and not realize it. Silly boy, slowly things are returning back to normal. 
He has also started a new thing where he relives or "plays" breaking his leg.
 He will sit on the floor and cry and yell, "ouch it hurts, it hurts" and other things that he said that night. I know it is the night he broke it or the next day because when I hear him, it takes me right back to those moments like deja vu or something.
When you aks him what's going on, if he is alright, he just stops what he is doing and looks at you like nothing is wrong.
 He says "I'm playing". 
At first I thought that he was bothered by it and kept reliving it, but now I think he is just sort of playing what he lived through. He really doesn't seem upset when he is done. He just moves on to play something else as happy as can be.

Anyway,on a different note, today is Ollie's birthday an tomorrow is his big party!

Monday, June 6, 2011

frustrated to tears

There has been no real improvement since my last post. We worked Ollie's knee and ankle joints a little bit, he was wanting to keep them locked like they were in the cast. For two days after that Ollie laid around on the couch and slept. Now, some of this could be due to the fact that I was giving him Tylenol for his sore joints. After that I made him go outside. He enjoyed it once he was out there, but it was a fight to get him there. He still does not want to put weight on his leg. At first Ollie told me it was broke, but after repeating myself many times, Ollie finally agreed it was 'fixed." Today, Ollie went outside, but still scooted around. After watching him sit there in the dirt moving his foot, toes and ankle all around, I knew that it was all in Ollie's mind and up to him to decide that his leg was ok and he could walk on it again. Then later tonight he decided he had to go to the bathroom and got up and went by himself. Now, he was still hopping along, but asked for no help. I felt like doing a little happy dance. See, the trick with Ollie is letting him think it's all his idea. There is no way that Ollie will cooperate  unless he wants to. He is just to stubborn. So maybe he is not walking on it like nothing ever happened yet, he is taking the steps to get there. One day out of the blue I expect to wake up and see him walking because that is just how Ollie does it.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

all that glitters isn't gold!

Do you remember my last post about Ollie's broken leg? How I said that good things have come out of that? Well, I am going to tell you that it has been six days since Ollie's cast has been removed. In these last six days, I have become on frustrated momma. Ollie for the most part still wants to hold his leg as if the cast is still on, I know that this is normal. However, its the little things that he lost when he got his cast that have not come back either. For example, Ollie loves to take baths. We used o have to yell at him to get out of the shower or bath. Well, seven weeks with a sponge bath only has changed that, at least for now. He doesn't want a bath anymore. I practically have to wrestle with him to get him in the shower. ( I don't really wrestle him, I jut get a lot of No's.) Ollie has always been my child that enjoys being outside. He would go out or sneak out every chance he got. Almost the entire time he had his cast on, he begged to go to the playground. Now, after the cast is off, he shows little interest. He has tried a couple of times, but doesn't seem to know what to do outside and gives up and goes back in the house. There are some other things too, like bathroom habits have changed a little. I know that Ollie just has to readjust to not having a cast just like he had to adjust to having one. However it is a struggle to get him to do the things that he once did for himself and knowing Ollie, when things change, Ollie changes and that is that. He is a very strong willed little boy and he does not take to change well. In fact he kept his two cast and Friday after he had his cast removed, he tried to put the old one back on after failed attempts at asking the doctor and nurse to put a new one on!

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