Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun on the Fourth

but not so much fun on the third. Friday Carl and I took both boys to the Dr. Gabe had his 4 year well child visit and by Friday morning the burn on Ty's hand was looking kind of bad so we decided to see if we could get it looked at at the same time as Gabe's appointment. Luckily we could and thank goodness Carl had the day off and could help me with both the boys as it turned out to be a marathon appointment. First off the Dr. looked at Ty's hand and said that it was definately a bad burn especially on his palm and we needed to get the rest of the dead skin off and put some salve on it and keep it covered. Then he checked Gabe out. Gabe weighed in at 38 lbs. and was 39 1/2 inches tall, just a tiny bit over the 50th percentile for weight and just a tiny bit below the 5oth percentile for height so we have an average boy:) The dr. checked out the rest of Gabe and everything looked good until he had to have his 4 shots in the arm. He was not a happy camper and I think it was easier when he was a baby, he did not squirm and he wasn't naughty during them but he cried and kept telling the nurse, ow..I don't like that, stop, stop. It was sad at least when they are babies they can't talk. After his shots and he calmed down some we went to get his hearing test done(he passed with flying colors which proves to me the child most definately can hear, it is the listening part he has issues with...hmm I wonder where he gets that:) Then we had to go to the lab and do a finger prick for the lead and hemoglobin test, the lab tech was very good though and told Gabe to watch the red bubbles go into the tube while she was squeezing his finger, he liked that and hardly noticed it hurt. When we got back to the room Carl and Ty were just finishing up soaking his hand and the Dr. was removing the rest of his dead skin, Ty was not happy but really did a good job at holding still and letting them do what they needed to. The nurse came back in and put the cream on it and wrapped it up. We have been soaking, putting on cream and wrapping ever since. Here he is with his paw as we call it.he went back today and his fingers are looking much better but his palm is going to scar and we have to continue to wrap and put cream on it twice a day but we are down to only once a day soaking and rubbing that is good news. Two hours later we finally left the Dr.'s office and then went to Ice Age at the movie theater with my mom and dad. Ty did a pretty good job at the movie. The above pictures were my attempt at a cute Fourth of July picture with their flags, obviously that didn't work out so well but we had a good day anyway. Carl's mom and dad came down for the day and Andrea and the boys came as well(Alan was still gone at a conference but made it back in time for the fireworks.) We went bowling and ate pizza at lunch since it was still raining so Carl could show them the completed bowling alley. They then ran some errands while all the boys took much needed naps. That evening we grilled beef tenderloin and had sweet corn, watermelon and pasta salad. Carl's mom and dad left after that and the rest of us waited around for the fireworks. We walked down to the Hilton parking lot and sat up by the new Alumni Center and let the boys do sparklers. Gabe was a little unsure about them at first but then loved them and kept wanting to do them even after the fireworks started. Ty was not so sure about them and it was probably a good thing, he tends to touch things he shouldn't and we do not need two burned hands:) Clark and Ty created their own fun chasing each other around the lawn chairs, they didn't need sparklers anyway. It was nice to just walk back home after the fireworks and not have to deal with traffic. Overall we had a fun fourth!


EClark said...

I hope Ty gets better. I didn't realize the burn was so bad, poor little guy. I slightly regretted pushing to go into DC to see the fireworks. TRAFFIC!!! But come on, DC on the 4th, how can you not do fireworks.

Hollie said...

Yeah my mom and dad said the same thing, it took them 2 hours to get back to their hotel from rosslyn to Virginia Square:) We didn't have to deal with the traffic when we were there we just walked back to the hotel.