Friday, December 07, 2007
Spica Spin & Some Venting
You can still have fun in a Spica Cast! Yesterday, my son started doing a little game on the kitchen floor. It's called the Spica Spin! I can't take credit for the name because some other parents on YouTube have had kids start the same move!
In case you were wondering, he is doing good. The X-Rays look great and he is healing nicely. We have adjusted at home and everything is going as smooth as it can in a Spica Cast.
As I have mentioned earlier, we use a wagon to get him around. It's more comfortable for him and less expensive than a pediatric wheelchair. The only problems with a wagon are the comments that we get from people in public. People actually think we are dragging around a perfectly healthy kid in a wagon. We get comments like, "He's got it made.... He's a lucky guy... I wish I were him... etc"....
I understand that these people may not see his cast at first, but do you really think we would drag a wagon around the mall? I get a little frustrated at times and want to say... NO, you do not want to be him and I'm sure he would rather walk!"... but I usually just bite my tongue. :)
One time in Target, some idiot got mad because we were taking up too much room. Instead of saying "Excuse me", he made some comment like... "well if they would just move..."! I almost came unglued, but I did not want to be in the Jonesboro Sun the next morning!
So here's some advice... If you see a kid in a wagon being transported around the mall, do not assume that he is "living the good life." He may have a partial body cast on!
I'm done venting... Have a great Friday!
Posted By: Ryan at 9:08 AM