Yay!!! We had a huge answer to prayer/blessing today at Collins' follow-u p appointment with the surgeon. I'm not sure if I mentioned it on the blog, but Collin's surgery site still wasn't healing, so for the past 2 weeks he has had to have weekly treatments with silver nitrate (cauterizes/burns) the wound to help healing. It was absolutely TERRIBLE!!! He screamed so loud & his face literally was as bright red as a tomato! After the treatments Collin was in pain most of the day, had to take lots of Infant Tylenol drops, and his little booty was burned. It literally turned black and looked like charcoal - very sad!
Anyways, we were scheduled to go in this morning to have another treatment & I was dreading it - obviously! The good this was that since the appointment was on a Thursday morning Son was able to go with us. Before the doctor came in, we said a little family prayer and Son prayed that the procedure would be pain-free for Collin. I kind of thought to myself "well, that's nice, but there is no way that it will be totally pain free".
When the doctor came in and took a look at the site, he said that it was looking great - almost healed, and that he didn't need to do another silver nitrate treatment! Yay! No more burned booty for Collin!! I should have never doubted God's ability to make the appointment pain-free for Collin because He can do all things!!
We had a great time this past weekend helping our friends Brad & Whitney. The guys installed a pull-down ladder in their attic from the garage. That was quite an experience! At one point, I walked out into the garage and Brad & Dustin were holding the ladder in place in the ceiling and I hear (coming from the attic) "Hey, it's dark up here"! Son apparently had volunteered to get in the attic and install the screws in the ladder since it had to be done from the inside - but when he got up there & they closed him in they realized that they had forgotten to give him a flashlight!!
A few hours later when we went out to check on the guys, and Son was in the attic, with the ladder partially installed to the point where it was in the opening to the attic, but they weren't able to open it and Brad made the announcement that "Son is in the attic and we can't get him out right now, but he's okay"! Then Son, being the practical jokster that he is, kept sending Dustin text messages from inside the attic that said "running out of air..." etc. It made for a very interesting Saturday!
We are going to have Collin's pictures taken on Saturday morning - I am so excited, I just can't decide what he should wear. I think I am going to have them take some family pictures as well, so that means Son & I need outfits too. I want us to coordinate, but I don't want to have to go out any buy anything to wear - any ideas??
More good news - tomorrow is Friday!!