Monday, May 19, 2008

Update on the boy

I kept R home today. He had a great night last night, but his mouth was still swollen this morning and I was worried about him being able to eat. Plus, I didn't feel right dumping him off for his teachers to deal with. So he and I had a lovely day together at home, and we even went to the playground (not the scene of the crime one, but another one close by) for a couple of hours.

Thank you all for your prayers and and your kind words and advice. God's healing hands are definitely at work in R! By the end of the day, his mouth was only slightly swollen. He ate a lot today - banana, yogurt, blueberry pancake cut up in teensy pieces, macaroni and cheese, a soft cereal bar. He asked for other things like popcorn and an apple, but I was afraid that they'd re-open his wounds so I didn't let him have those yet. He told me that his mouth didn't hurt him at all (thank goodness!). He was speaking normally by late morning. He was full of energy and climbed and jumped at the playground just like his normal self. And, the tooth that was bent backward already seems to be moving back into place.

God helped wash away my guilt and fear as well today. I prayed last night for God to sit by R's bed and watch over him during the night, and that helped me to relax a little and sleep peacefully myself. And, although I did briefly question whether this all would have happened if *I* had been the one to take R to the park yesterday, I realized that God's hand was in that as well. I'm sure it still would have happened, and I think A was the right person to be there with R at the time. Apparently, I would have fainted and been no good to anyone!

And, I admit that part of why I was so upset yesterday was because R's perfect little face and smile were mangled and horrible-looking. Wednesday is his school picture day! I know that was completely vain of me. But God even helped with that. R looks almost normal tonight and you can't really tell that he's missing teeth when he smiles. The only time I could see anything was when he was hanging upside down on the rings at the playground and had his mouth open.

Thank you, God, for healing R and watching over him. And, thank you again to all of you for your encouragement and prayers for me and my little guy.


sandwhichisthere said...

thank you for your update. It is reassuring to hear that your perfect child is well on the way to returning to that state. How are you? This ordeal must have been terrifying. You were very lucky that Alan was with him. Carrying Rix home might have been too much for you. You were brave to take him to the playground again but I think that was the right thing to do. Rix is fortunate to have such caring parents. You did the right thing staying home with Rix. You always do the right thing, every time, every place. You always have and you always will. Giving Alan a BIG hug may be the right thing to do now,
all of my love, always, daddy

Kansas Bob said...

"God's healing hands are definitely at work in R!"

Praise the Lord!

LEstes65 said...

Thank you God for healing my little pal, R. And thank you for calming my big pal's heart.

Love you...

Greg C said...

Thank you for the update. I am sure in time he will completely heal.