March 10, 2009

An Update with Prayer Requests

I haven't been blogging much lately because 1) I have a 2-year-old in a body cast, and 2) my brain appears to be scrambled. Honestly, most days I am in a fog the entire day. I've been like this ever since the accident, and I think it's probably due to sleep deprivation. DH and I have been alternating spending the night in BB's room since the accident. I don't sleep well when it's my turn to sleep in there, and then when I'm not in his room, I still have trouble sleeping.
The sleep situation is hard on DH, as well. In addition to sleeping every other night in BB's room, he has been working major overtime for the past 4 weeks. He has a big deadline this Friday, so please pray that all goes well (since DH is a salaried employee, he does not get overtime pay, for those wondering about that).
As of today, we are 1/3 through this ordeal. I really wish that we were 1/2 or 3/4 through. I'm not trying to gross anybody out, but the cast is starting to stink. I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to handle the cast smell for 4 more weeks. I've tried reading about solutions on Google, but I haven't found any. Does anyone have any ideas? I have a super sensitive nose, and I gag at bad smells. I'm pretty sure gagging every time I come near BB would have some sort of long-term negative effect on him.
Finally, my parents have come over every day since the accident. They're trying to help, and I appreciate it, but I kinda feel like I'm back in high school. My parents are not the type that you can say anything to, so I suppose I just get to count this as extra character building for me. Please pray for me that this time will pass quickly!
On the up side, BB is doing really well with his cast. He is hardly ever fussy about being so restricted. This could be due to the fact that the TV is on almost constantly right now. I think we might have a problem with the TV when the cast comes off, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.


  1. Heather, you're on my mind a lot lately. I'm so sorry that this happened, and that you had to deal with all of the DHS crap on top of it. I'm glad that BB is doing well with his cast at least. I can't imagine what that must be like for him (and you).

    Praying for you all daily!

  2. I too have a hard time with smells, and yes - I'm thinking that if you gagged everytime you were near BB that WOULD have an impact on him. :-)

    Can you dump baking soda in that thing? Probably not... I'm so sorry that you're going through this... I can't imagine. Hang in there!!

  3. Prayers being sent your way!

    As far as the smell, Owen's cast started to smell, too, and there wasn't much we could do. We were just thankful it happened when the weather was cooler and not in the middle of the humid summer when it would have been 10x worse!

  4. Oh my, I will definitely send a prayer your way! Stay strong. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I am glad I found yours :)

  5. I'm praying for you. Sounds like you're in the thick of this, but hang on.

    Would baking soda help the cast smell at all? I don't know if it would irritate his skin, but it might help. Other than that, I have no suggestions, just hopes for a better day for you. :)

  6. Try to squeeze in a nap when you can to catch up on that lack of sleep. I'm glad that BB is coping well. Thank goodness for TV at a time like this! I wish I knew of something to help with the smell...4 more weeks and counting!!!

  7. Continuing to pray for your and your family. I admire your strength in this difficult time and hope the next weeks will go quickly for you!

  8. I forgot to tell you that you can buy a spray called "Cast Comfort," which is supposed to help reduce odors. Here's the link:

  9. So sorry this has happened and I hope you find a way to get some rest soon. I will be praying for all of you.
    Have no clue what to tell you about the stink...wish I could be of more help here. Have you called and asked the hospital?

  10. You are very much in my prayers. And I nominated you for an award - it is up on my blog now!! Love your site. :) You don't have time right now but I wanted you to know how much I enjoy your site anyway. God Bless!!!


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