Saturday, August 02, 2008

Stitches Out

On Wednesday, Gracie had two external stitches removed from each end of the incision, and also had the steri-strips removed. Unfortunately, Grace's sensory issues overtook her ability to control herself. Two nurses, one doctor, and Charlie had to restrain her to have the stitches and strips removed. I missed out on the "fun" because of work. I was hoping that wouldn't happen, but she really was "overdue" for an episode of explosive tantruming. I'm not exaggerating either.

She has been through a lot in the last few weeks, and we are quite proud of her. She did well overall, and that counts a lot in the world of girl with sensory processing issues. Way to go Gracie!

Otherwise, the incision looks great. She is a little bruised still, but now we have the task of keeping the sun off the scar for the next year.

I'll be on a bloggy break for a little while. We need some family fun time. Enjoy what is left of summer everyone.


Breathingislife said...

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Breathingislife said...

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Christina said...

Man..I'm sorry she has sensory overload. Praying that her week gets better and things are less overwhelming :)

Donetta said...

I am glad you were spared the challenge. My Dash did real well at the dentist. I took His Daddy with us for I got hurt physically last time. I has gotten better as the maturity empowers them.

Childlife said...

I don't know why, but the stitches can often be the worst part of the whole surgery ordeal.

Grace did such a good job of being brave through all this and I'm so glad that she's through the worst of it now.

Hope you all have fun enjoying the rest of your summer, Jen!