|Current front on shot taken 4/13|
|Current profile taken 4/13 - So different!|
|Papa Kolis helping with Elena this week|
As for Isaiah, most of his bruising was gone by Saturday 4/8 so we made our first venture out into the public since getting home. Isaiah hadn't left the house since we drove home from Texas! Everyone was getting a little stir crazy so I took Isaiah and Christopher out to the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, GA. Its pretty much Isaiah's favorite place to go as he loves trains so much. They have so much to see and climb its great. This time he was fascinated by all of the brake hoses and coupling connections. He was still getting tired pretty easily so we didn't stay that long, but he did get a train ride in a full size caboose and see all the things he has to see each time. I could even see a glint of a smile at times which was great.
Slowly but surely he's been eating more. He still takes the bulk of things in liquid form and we still can't get him to do pediasure or boost, but he's been eating a lot of mac and cheese, soft breads, and snickerdoodle cookies. He'll rarely eat some yogurt, but he's mainly content drinking milk, juice, and the occasional orange soda. Not the most balanced of diets, but we're just happy he's eating something and not getting super skinny. He has lost some weight, but not a ton.
|Visiting the Battery Atlanta/SunTrust Park|
The big purple halo has made hugs and snuggling a little difficult but we find our ways. As we've turned the screws down by his jaw the studs from the device stick out further and further. He's starting to poke his upper chest when he looks down too fast. We're three weeks into the distraction with one left to go and his face has changed so much. It brings me to bittersweet tears at times. Another parent put it like its mourning and celebrating at the same time. We miss his old face, but we know this will be better for his health and well-being in the long run. After the distraction is done he's still got to wear the halo for another 4 weeks before it gets surgically removed. I think its safe to say we all want it off, especially Isaiah, but he's tolerating it all pretty well all things considered.
The best thing so far is Isaiah is pretty happy with his new face. Last night just before bathtime he was looking at himself in the mirror and unprompted said in a pretty confident and funny way "I look gooood!" I so wish I had it on video because the way he said it was hillarious, but its good to know he's liking the changes so far.
Thats it for now. Thanks for following along and all your continued prayers! I promise it won't be another two weeks before the next update. Happy Easter everyone!