So I had been hoping to write a blog post to tell of our awesome Spring Break adventure, but instead, I have a sad tale. Last Thursday, while getting ready for swim lessons, Stephen took a tumble, and his face broke his fall. After many long hours in the Emergency Room at the Children's Hospital, it was determined that he had fractured his jaw in 2 places. In addition, he had stitches both in and outside his mouth, and had to have one of his teeth extracted - a permanent tooth, no less.
By Saturday, he was feeling a little better, and was enjoying spending time with his new buddy.
Recovery has been... stressful. Because he's a kid, he just can't seem to leave those stitches alone in his mouth, and has been having bleeding at night (we think he's messing while he's asleep). Unfortunately, we can't do much about that, but Stephen is proving to be much more aware of what is going on that we hoped - he has been very upset about the blood, and doesn't approve of the measures I took tonight to speed up the middle-of-the-night clean-up process. We put down a disposable pad over his sheet, and a waterproof pillow cover (I've washed his pillow multiple times over the last several days). He got into bed, and promptly tried to hand us his pillow while signing "all done," which is how he often tells us he doesn't care for something. After a little snuggle, I convinced him that this is so he doesn't have to be awake as long during the night, and he went to sleep. During the night last night, he was very concerned with checking the sheet and pillowcase to make sure that it was clean when he got back into bed - it was awfully cute.
All in all, this hasn't been our best spring break, but thankfully Grandma Janet arrived on Wednesday to help us out. Thank goodness, too. Hopefully, my next report will be that he is feeling better. :-)