Finally! A post!
I had such high aspirations to be blogging through this experience of Thomas' surgery and recovery. Ha! Each night, once the kids are in bed, all I really want to do is lay on the couch, watch mindless tv, and then go to bed. When the kids sleep during the day, I try to sleep. And if someone is here to give me a break, then I have tried to get out of the house to see some new sites.
So now here we are, almost a week since we have been home and almost 2 and 1/2 weeks down in the cast. Thomas has been such a great patient since coming home. Don't get me wrong, he was a great patient in the hospital, but would frequently cry, for long periods of time, wanting to GO HOOOOOMMMMMMEEEEEE.
Since we have been home, he hasn't complained hardly at all. Don't get me wrong, he has been demanding, but has dutifully taken his horribly smelling meds, done breathing treatments at all hours and tolerated what looks to be an extremely uncomfortable cast. He is in high spirits; laughing easily, happy to be with family and have friends visit. He is easy to entertain and even just enjoys watching others have fun around him, like when we go in the backyard and he loves watching Evelyn go down the slide.
I cannot express how thankful I am to be Thomas' mom. He is so much fun to be with and such an example to me of a person with childlike faith I want to be. A verse from First Thessalonians has been on my mind throughout this process, "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." Thomas has been a living example of this verse to all of us and I cannot be more thankful to God for it.