3... 2... 1... WE'RE HELMET FREEEEEEE! (for all you Dave Ramsey fans)
Wahoo! Yesterday was the big day. Can you believe it!
We drove down to the orthotics office and got some scans done of Jackson's head. Everything looked awesome!
Seriously, I am amazed when I look at Jackson's before and after images.
Red line is before surgery, Blue is now.
I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude when I look at these images. It's amazing, isn't it?
After that we drove to Primary Childrens and met up with Dr. Siddiqi. He gave Jackson a good look-over and officially gave us the go-ahead to be finished with the helmet!
Well, for four weeks anyway.
Then we go back down for a few more scans and as long as everything still looks good, we are done permanently!
I feel confident that all will be well though. Hubby asked Dr. Siddiqi if he had ever had to put a child back into the helmet, and he said no. But until he gets a hundred kids to do the same surgery/helmet routine without needing to come back to the four-week follow-up, they'll keep doing the check-ups.
Better safe then sorry.
But everything looks so good with Jackson I actually don't feel worried at all.
And yesterday when we took the helmet off was no exception. He was crazy wild and hyper! After it been off for hours, he about started crawling. Seriously! It is as though he simply can't wait to take off!
I am just so happy to be done before the blistering heat of the summer months. Because that big ole' plastic helmet could sure make him sweat and we don't have air conditioning.
So other than Jackson's follow-up in four weeks, we are good to go!
Happy Graduation Jack-Jack!
Now, if only I knew whether the reason you refused to sleep last night and kept me up at all kinds of atrocious hours was because you missed your helmet, or because you are teething so bad.
Either way, between you getting up and Claira walking in at 3:00am demanding a bedtime story, Hubby and I look like zombies today.
But don't worry, the zombie look is very flattering on us... really! *insert eye roll that took too much effort and caused a ginormous yawn*
And now to tackle our next challenge.
We are taking our 8-year old Joseph to see a pediatric neurologist this afternoon because of some serious changes we've seen take place in him over the couple few weeks. (slurred speech, loss of reflex control, etc.)
The change is definitely noticeable to others as well.
Our pediatrician checked him out as soon as we got back from Salt Lake and turned right around and set up the appointment with the neurologist.
*sigh* Faith and not fear, right?
I've got this.
Oh, and our dishwasher decided last night that it was through working for us.
I'm not sure if it was the hours or the difficulty of the job, but it didn't even bother to turn in its two week notice. Just up and quit on us.
Time to teach the kids how to wash dishes by hand.
Bring it on.