Sunday, August 26, 2012

Witness to a Miracle

Heads Up: There is a picture of Will's finger in this post. I think it looks great, but I've also been looking at it for a few weeks and it looks so much better to might think it's horribly gross, so don't scroll down if you don't want to see it.

I've had a few people ask me if I've taken pictures of Will's finger. And while I agree that it would be interesting to have "before and after" pictures, I'll be honest...I don't want any before pictures. Every time we had Will's finger unbandaged it's traumatic for him and taking a picture has been the furthest thing from my mind. There's screaming and crying and blood there haven't been any pictures (until today). I know I take pictures of pretty much everything else in my life but this is different. Today I was forced to do a dressing change (not something I ever choose to do on my own) because a certain little boy decided to play in the potty. It's quite a feat trying to keep Will away from the potty when his brother and sister are ridiculously terrible at keeping the bathroom door shut. So today I got to do a solo dressing change and I washed his hand for real with soap for the first time in over 2 weeks. His finger is looking so AMAZING I decided to finally take a picture. It's not a great picture. Not close up or anything. He was sitting in my lap crying and I just held the camera out and quickly snapped a few pictures. I am only sharing this because I want you to see this little miracle that I get to look at every day.

If you look just above the top join of his finger you can see just how NORMAL his finger looks. If this were a better picture you would see that the skin is a little pinker than the rest of his finger and it's kind-of shinier, but doesn't it look normal?? Almost all of that is new finger that literally grew in just under 3 weeks. Crazy amazing!!
There is a centimeter (probably a little less) that has grown back.
Yay Jesus and Yay Will!!
I have to give Will a lot of credit. This has been hard on him. As soon as he sees a bandaid he starts crying. He is so tired of having his finger messed with. Today when I did a dressing change he had a really hard time recovering. He just cried and cried and cried. I don't think it hurts him really at all, I think it just scares him and he probably has some bad memories associated with this whole ordeal.

Please keep praying for his healing. We still have a ways to go. We're running into a new problem now.....this is a little gross so quit reading if you don't want to hear about it..... twice now the adhesive on the bandaids has pulled off some of his skin when the bandaid has come off. That's so disappointing because we've worked so hard to get that skin to grow and now it's so soft and sensitive it just can't hold up to the adhesive on the bandaid. But it needs the adhesive other wise the bandage will not stay on for long. He's only 17 months this is tricky. Wrapping his finger with a gauze pad and then tape does not work. Tomorrow I'm going to go to CVS and just look at all their first aid supplies and see if I can come up with something that might work a little better.

We head back to the doctor on Thursday so I'll keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

I love that precious little hand and sweet finger. Thank you Jesus for Your touch.

Katy said...

Thankyou God for his healing over little will. Praying for peace and over the memories and.associations .for sweet will too.

Anonymous said...

Praise God! I'm so glad he is healing well. Anna