Now you see them........now you don't!
Sam looks really happy to have his old "fleshy" thumbs back as opposed to those awful plastic thingies we had inconsiderately strapped to his hand..tsk tsk!
And of course the first place that thumb went (leftover blood, stitches, gauze and all - yum) was in his mouth and with wasting no time mind you - on the ride home!
I tried to get a better pic of what his thumbs look like but trying to get ol' Joyful Smurf to keep his hand/s still is not that easy, so this was the best I could do.
Well, it feels so great to be on the other side of Sam's very first surgery and now I also know that, should another thumb surgery be on the cards, I can definitely anticipate it with a whole lot less anxiety and fear! (Notice I say "thumb" surgery....any other surgery will more than likely cause the same amount of panic....Hee Hee).
So, what else has been happening? Sam seems to be getting a bit mucousy and croupy again...I am just praying that it goes no further than what it is now and we have our last Synargis injection for the season tomorrow so maybe those antibodies will give any germs a blasting (not even sure if it works like that, but here's hoping). When I fetched Chris from work on Friday afternoon I took the whole troop with me into his office and of course Sam LOVED the attention...all the ladies were standing around him and he just adored it and mustered up every bit of charm he could. He is definitely one attention-loving babe and knows just when to smile and play coy - do I see a casenova in the making? I thought that it was impossible to have a child that could be anymore "busy" than Meg but it seems as though, as unexpected as what it is, Sam might be proving me wrong but its an AWESOME unexpectedness I must add. There is not 5 mins of the day when he can be left alone without someone dancing with him, playing with him, singing to him (I've still to post my Sam-adapted versions of Wheels on the Bus, Old Macdonald and BINGO)...Sam received an awesome CD from his Aunty Vanessa for his birthday called Silly Songs which are mostly all the favourite kiddies songs but tweaked a little to include a Christian element, and Sam loves this CD. So, as tiring as what it is to keep up with him, his mind constantly sponging up every bit of stimulation/interaction and then asking for more is just an indescribable feeling at the moment. Sam was lucky enough to have a second "birthday" when his Granny and aunts, uncles and cousins came for a visit and hit another jackpot with some stunning birthday pressies...thanks again guys, with a special thanks to cousin Amy (another blog in the process - more soon) who specially picked out a beautiful outfit for her cousin Baby Sam!
On Saturday afternoon Meg, Chrisna and I went to watch Toy Story 3 which the girls loved but I felt was a little bit "violent" towards the end. The girls didn't seem to notice much so it all turned out well. On Saturday it is Chrisna's 8th birthday and we are going ice-skating - hope they have a size "tiny" ice-skate for Sam (what a better way for him to work off his energy). And of course today was back-to-school for us here in Cape Town, after 5 weeks of holidays.
"HAPPY ARE THE PEOPLE WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD!"