Friday, January 14, 2011

Recovering Nicely

Caleb is doing very well recovering from his surgery on Tuesday.  He's able to go almost 6 hours between pain med doses. He's walking again instead of being carried everywhere, although most of the time he's still holding onto our hands for balance. He's even taken several steps totally by himself several times today!!!!!  He's still sleeping quite a bit, but doing well otherwise.

Our biggest obstacle today was washing his hair. I have to gently scrape any scabs from his incisions so it will heal better.  He kept begging me to stop because it hurt so bad. We were both crying and I was so glad when it was over. I am NOT looking forward to doing that again tomorrow. I'll be so thankful when these incisions heal and I don't have to worry about them any longer.  Seeing him in pain and knowing there's nothing I can do about it is one thing. See him in pain and knowing I'm the one causing the pain is totally different.

On a side note, Caden & Samson came home today! Caleb has been asking for them for days, but he was already asleep when they got here so he hasn't seen them yet.  And... Caden got moved to a toddler bed tonight!

Thanks again to everyone who has been praying for Caleb and the rest of us. It makes it all a bit easier knowing that people care enough to take time out of their day to think & pray for us.


  1. I'm so glad that Caleb is making progress. I know how you feel about cleaning the scabs. I had to do that for my Mom the last time she had a deep wound that needed daily cleaning. Hopefully it will heal fast and neither of you will have to endure that much longer. I'm always here when you a shoulder Angela!

    Lots of Love,


  2. We are all praying for Caleb. God bless him and his family.