I'd just like to thank everyone who has posted Axel's button on their blogs. The closer our visit to Shriner's gets, the more nervous I become. Reading the report from his MRI certainly doesn't help. (although looking up the meanings of all the big medical terms certainly gave me something to do!)
Axel seems to actually LIKE his neck brace, and is more than willing to put it back on after a bath or eating. This makes me think that he feels safer with it on, and clearly is comfortable. He still has just enough movement in this brace to worry me. I'm hoping when we get to Shriner's he'll get a different brace.
Really, we can't get to Shriner's soon enough. I just want it done and over with. I don't even want to take Axel out in public right now for fear he will get bumped into or jostled. As it is he ran into one of the dogs the other day and got knocked over (they collided coming around a corner) and I about had a nervous breakdown right there on the spot. He wasn't hurt at all (that I could tell) and was more worried about why I jumped so quick to help him up, but then when I got to him decided I should let him get up on his own...like I would an accident victim. I really didn't know what to do.
Checking on him at night, and seeing how he sleeps is no less worrisome. Even with his neck brace on he manages to contort himself into positions I can't imagine to be comfortable.
My prayers for now are that 1) we can keep him safe until he has surgery 2) that Thursday just hurries up and gets here already and 3) that he has surgery as soon as possible. The sooner the surgery, the sooner we can stop worrying every any time he's on his feet....or asleep....or eating....or in the car....Oh the car scares me to death. What if someone rear ends us or smucks us? Oh...that would be horrible for Axel. 4) that we can get everything arranged at home to keep the ship afloat!
Thank you again for praying for our little prince!