Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, Part 2

Thank you so very much for your notes regarding Garrett and his accident on Monday.  There had been some concern that he might have some pelvic damage in addition to his broken leg.  The good news is that yesterday the orthopedic specialist said things are looking well.  The current plan is to keep Garrett in a cast for another four weeks.

Now that his pain is under control, Garrett seems to be adjusting to his new (temporary) condition.  His smiles and laughter are back.  He told his first "knock knock" joke the other day and is learning how to scoot across the floor.  I don't think much is going to slow down our little guy.

Here is the latest photo of him taken in his room last night just before bedtime. Although we've talked on the phone (mainly to Stephen with Garrett in the background), it was such a relief and delight to see Garrett's happy little face.

PS--Please let me know if you know any "knock knock" jokes that have animal sounds in them.  He loves making animal sounds.


Margaret said...

Oh that is good news, Ellen! Nice to see a smile back on his face too. I hope he does well with the cast and heals quickly. Poor thing. It's so hard when little one has to go through something like this.

Cari said...

So glad to hear it sounds like things are going very well. You can sure tell by the sweet smile on his face. Hugs to you and Garrett.

Laurie in Iowa said...

It's wonderful to see Garrett smiling. So glad the news was good from the specialist.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh .... Bisous au petit ange !

marylin from FRANCE

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Now this is the grin I love, Ellen! It's the stance on the previous pic that's adorable to me. Glad to read that he is not injured worse than he is. I know you're all relieved.
Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Who who?
Is there an owl in here?

Knock, knock
Who's There?
Cow-go Who?
No, Cow go MOO!!

Knock knock
Who's there?
Bow! Bow who?
Not bow who, bow wow!

Jan said...

Oh my, Ellen! Such a little one to have this happen. My oldest son, when he was 11, broke his femur and they had him in a body cast for several months! But that was almost 30 yrs ago, so modern medicine has come a long way, thankfully! Still a worry for you all, I do hope lil Garrett feels well and is able to play with what makes him happy!

CalamityJr said...

What great news! Children are so resilient, he'll keep that smile and be back to normal in no time. He's going to love Charlene's knock knock jokes.

Sheila said...

Great to hear that his pelvis wasn´t damaged and that he is now on the road to recovery.
Little kids seem to adapt well to what is thrown at them so I am sure his floor scooting skills will soon win him a Gold Medal :)

Barb said...

I'm so happy to see his happy little face and to know that so far the news is good! Sorry, I'm all out of good knock knock jokes!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Knock knock
Who's there?
Amos who?
A mosquito buzz buzz buzz

Knock knock
Who's there?
Anna who?
Anna nother mosquito buzz buzz buzz

Knock knock
Who's there?
Yetta who?
Yetta nother mosquito buzz buzz buzz

Two cows in a field, one says "moo".
The other one says "I was going to say that".

Two cows in a field, one says "quack".
The other one says "pardon?".
First cow says "I'm learning a foreign language"

I have more....

Delania said...

I have a new grandbaby that was a week old yesterday and I know your heart is aching for your Grandson. There is truly nothing like being a Grandmother.