Monday, October 04, 2010

Adjusting.





My parents left this morning to go back to their home in Minnesota. They were such a great help and support system for us this past week. We will miss them around here! Grandma Genie gave Ava her first major haircut and Ava loves it this short.
As for Wyndham, she is still doing well right now. Chip is doing most of her care and has a mattress he pulls out next to her bed so he can be near her at night. Things like brushing teeth and bathing are tricky and take longer than normal, but we're finding ways to modify such tasks and get them done. The kids are being very sensitive to Wyndham's needs and have been looking for ways to keep her entertained and happy. They dance for her and blow up balloons and turn on dvd's and just try to make the misery of being confined to bed or wheelchair less miserable.
Even Grandma found a way to involve Wyndham in making brownies. She brought the bowl and eggs and batter and spoon to Wyndham, and as you can see from these pictures, Wyndham wasn't shy about dipping her finger in the bowl to get a quick taste before the brownies went into the pan either. She is most happy when we help her to 'forget' about her casts. We still have a long road of recovery ahead of us {I say "us" because we ALL have had to make changes as a result of this surgery}, but so far we're adjusting about as well as we all could have expected. Keep saying those prayers for us and we'll keep baking brownies and try to dance as much as we can for Wyndham's happiness sake!

8 comments:

Mackenzie Rice said...

Such a sweet post! Thanks for keeping us posted, I'm sure you are plenty busy these days..that's so precious of your mom to include Wyndham in the brownie making. :) Glad she is doing this well! Praise the Lord!

hiswife518 said...

Wow, in the months I've been reading your blog I thought Wyndham looked very different from all of you but now I see she is the spitting image of your mom! How cool is that?!

Lauren said...

She is such a trooper!!!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE the picture of Wyndham and your Mom smiling at each other over the brownie batter bowl ~ what a priceless picture that is! Continuing to keep all of you in my prayers as Wyndham continues to heal and recover. Blessings to all! ~ Patricia

Beverly Wooley said...

Easy to see where Wyndham gets her beautiful thick hair - Grandma Genie (who, BTW, sure doesn't look old enough to have grandchilren Brock & Wyndham's age!). Have been praying for your sweet girl. So thankful God is blessing!

Anonymous said...

Wyndham steals my heart every time I see her picture!!! Sending all the best to your whole family

Elizabeth Cheairs said...

Thanks for the update...have been wondering, thinking and praying for you guys.....also it's been fun seeing you on FB too.....I do have a question...was Wyndham able to understand before the surgery what was going to happen? I know she doesn't talk but I just wanted to know if she understood.....Hang in there mama....you're doing awesome!!! :)

Kelsey said...

Those pictures of Grandma & Wyndham are beautiful. So precious. Ava's haircut is adorable! Love your blog!