Day two of boo boo face. He slept peacefully last night but I could tell he had rubbed his nose at some point, as it was pretty bloody. I knew he would look pretty rough today but things were scabbing over well... until... he was playing in the kitchen and bumped his nose into the cabinet, ripped off what had already scabbed and also the rest of the skin that had been okay. He also added another forehead blister to his collection. Bummer. This whole toddling thing is killer.
Then, I tried to put some ointment on it to help it heal faster, but all that did was soften the scab on his cheek and so that's raw again too. Sigh.
We're pretty sad about it, to say the least, but he always heals, and this too shall pass. He has acted fussier today than usual, so I do think he's had some pain from it. But he did great during bandage change and I didn't have to redrain anything on his face, so that was awesome. He does NOT want me to touch it. I probably shouldn't have, but I put some Bactroban on it tonight to try to get it to scab over more quickly and I'm keeping him on Ibuprofen. Poor Buddy. I just wish there was a way I could wrap it up and protect him from himself. But Matt and I decided long ago that we'd rather him live and get hurt than not live. We protect him the best we can and we pray for mercy and healing to fill in the gaps. A boy's got to explore!
The good news today? THESE SHOES!
Y'all would not believe the shoes I have tried to get on Jonah's feet. I've tried Pedipeds, Preschoolians, Crocs, Stride Rite and on and on. The ONLY thing he could wear was the Converse One Stars, but we had to completely unlace them, shove his foot in (to the point where he was often in tears), and then relace them. Because of all the bandaging on his foot (three layers), nothing has been wide enough or had a deep enough toe. But these? THESE ARE AWESOME! They are New Balance Extra Wides and they slip on like a breeze and the velcro actually goes (almost) all the way across. I ordered him a size 6, which are too long but will go on, so I just ordered some 5.5's that I want to try. I hope they'll go on too! Either way, I'll keep the 6's and use them even if they are too long. Thank you, God, for REAL shoes that will go on easily!
Thanks for all the prayers for Jonah. We feel them. So far his lip hasn't opened back up, so that is great news. Please pray for his sweet nose. It was so raw tonight, it wouldn't even hold any cream. :(
As always, many many thanks!