Friday, November 18, 2011

Not Today, Hanna

I had to take Hanna in for some x-rays and to arrange for some pretty nasty surgery she needs on her foot. Both feet need the surgery, but one is getting worse very quickly so we are going to do that one now and hold off on the other one for awhile if it stays stable. (We need lots of prayers and hope for that to happen).

There are many days that she just drives everyone nuts just being herself so I am sure it is going to require more patience that usual to deal with her in a cast for six to ten weeks. We decided that it would be better to have her in a cast in the winter time. When it gets nice outside we need to be able to send her outside to burn off all that extra energy and she can yell out there and bother the neighbors for awhile.

Anyway, when she got up this morning she was all worried that we were going to get her foot fixed today. Trying to get it through to her that this is not happening until after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a few other events was not sinking in, so I guess we will be making a calendar so that she can mark off the days. I don`t like to do that with her because she does not understand and then gets herself all worried and anxious so she can not enjoy anything that is happening now.

I am just going to put the entire affair on hold so I can enjoy the holidays and get lots of other stuff done before I have to reign her in and keep her calm. I better load lots of reading material on my Nook so I have something to do while she colors entire coloring books.

I will probably be saying it`s not today Hanna thousands of times before we get to January 11, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I've come by a few times, but never left a comment. I have CP like Lauren, but have no intellectual disability. I was just wondering if it is a triple arthrodesis that Hanna needs. I have had 2 of these in the last 10 years, one just last year. I can share my experience if that's the case, and even have an Xray I can show you.

    I really admire all you do for your kids. My Mom never had blogging as I was growing up, and I find myself wondering what she would have written if she did.

    my email is ashleywriter at gmail dot com if you want to drop me a line