Update - Michael and I
Hello my beautiful friends
I am sneaking in before Michael wakes up to let you all know that we are good, we are thankful that the pain is starting to subside and Michael is able to be himself for the better part of the day.
He is quite a trooper and has endured a lot of changes which he is taking really well.
Michael did have complications after the surgery where they had to open the cast on both sides and let the swelling go down...we stayed in the hospital a little longer than planned and the process of healing is also slower than anticipated... they say everyone is different and where Michael had so much work done to his right foot it could take longer..He has two incisions on both feet , the nerves also had to be stretched which is causing a tingling, pins and needles off and on all day, Michael does not deal with this part very well.
Our community has come together to build a ramp for Michael, "Home Hardware" is providing the materials and hiring a contractor to get the job done.... I was blown away, I live in the best town with beautiful people.(Can't help being bias at this point)
I hope you are all doing well, I miss you all and can't wait for everything to be somewhat normal again, thank you all for your amazing support...lots of love
Here are a few pictures...
Michael's Grade 5 class walked to our house one day to see Michael, you could only imagine how touched we were:
There were 25 of us!!!
Michael was trying on all sorts of hats as he waited in the playroom at the IWK Hospital to see Poochie , a sweet little dog that will keep you company as you sleep.
Michael doing his Thumbs UP which everybody seems to know to my surprise, a simple walk up the street and Michael got at least 6 thumbs up from people I don't even know, lol
This pic was taken on the ferry that took us to Nova Scotia, both the trip over and back was very pleasant, I was amazed at how everybody helped ... they met us at our car with a wheelchair for Michael, set him up watching cartoons at the terminal and we were told to use our 4 way flashers as we drove on the Ferry so we would receive the perfect parking spot for wheelchair use and lots of help! They were amazing!!!!
Before I go I have to say something about my beautiful friend Kelly who was my rock during this trip... God blesses us with friends and then with special friends, Kelly certainly is the later.... I couldn't have gone through all of this so well without her. I am surprised at how good I feel, there was a peace throughout this whole experience even as Michael screamed for 2 and a half hours... something I can't explain ...
Life is awesome my peeps even when we have BIG challenges,
my advice to anyone going through something big or small would be:
Stop resisting what is... it only causes more conflict in your mind
Have a super day and I hope to be back real soon!!!!