Monday, 18 June 2007

My Sad Little Boy

My brave little man has now had the horrid plaster on for 3 weeks. We are at the halfway mark now. He has reached the I HATE THIS PLASTER point and its frustrating and heart breaking. On Saturday he sat on our bathroom floor for almost an hour crying and yelling at me to "Get a knife and cut this plaster off. I hate it." he wouldnt come out, wouldnt let us near him to console him at all. It was awful. Finally he calmed down and he and i played cars all afternoon :)
Tonight Shane is away for work so i thought i'd surprise Sam and make the two of us a picnic on the family room floor for dinner. He was in my room watching a dvd so i set it all up. When i went and got him and brought him out he squeeled soooo loud and laughed his little butt off !! We had one of his favourites, omlette, and i put his juice in a wine glass for him. I think that was his favourite part, he kept holding it and saying "Cheers" to me :)
I'm glad it brightened him up a little.

I know there are so many kids, and adults too, out there with illness' that far exceed my Sam's, but when it is your own child it feels like your heart is breaking. I hope i dont sound selfish for that.

Here is our simple but sweet picnic
Shannon xxoo


IsabellasCloset said...

Shannon, How your post broke my heart. I'm in tears right now...I'm so sorry to hear about your precious Sam and how upset he is about his plaster cast. He is such a cutie. I love the photo of him peeking through the basket! I know how upsetting it is to have a child with a problem. Yes there are many out there with worse problems but when it's your child it's just so very upsetting.
My 10 year old granddaughter Isabella has Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis she has therapy 4 times a week is on 6 medications 3 are injections. I get so upset about it all.
What fun your picnic must have been. Wish this old Grammy could have been there LOL :-}
What a dear sweet Mama you are! Shannon you are NOT selfish at all.. I say "cheers to you & Sam" hang in there I hope these weeks go by fast. Cyber hugs to you & Sam ((((Shannon & Sam))))
Hope today will be a good one. ~Mary~ :-}

Peta said...

Poor little mite! He does look so happy there with all his stuffed pals lined up! He must be totally fed up with it. Lets hope those three weeks fly! Hugs to you and Sam:)
Hope it is not too shallow of me to say that I LOVE those placemats!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

You don't sound selfish, Shannon -- you sound like the caring, loving mother that you are. OF COURSE it hurts us to see our children hurt or uncomfortable.
I just loved reading about the picnic, and it brought back sweet memories of when my boys were little (they are 17 and 21 now -- it really does go fast).
You are a good mom.

Ele said...

You picnic looks so cute! I'm so sorry Sam is tired of that cast. It is soooo hard sometimes. I hope the time remaining will go FAST!

Sarah Ryan said...

Hi Shannon,
Just found your blog in a link from Natasha's blog. You have a lovely blog site. Big hugs to your son.


Natasha Burns said...

Hi Shannon,
Thanks for stopping by again, I have been neglecting blogs lately and will post a big one shortly. So sad about the shooting in Melbourne yesterday, thanks for thinking of Mandii and I, that is very sweet of you.

Now that cute little man of yours, I just love that picnic idea and I might just pinch that one as a good backup plan some day! I love that all the friends were there too. Does Sam sleep with about 50 toys? Well, more like 10 for Leroy, 50 is exaggerating!

I hope these next three weeks go very fast for you, and for Sam of course. It's not at all selfish of you, you can only speak about what you are experiencing and for an active 4 year old boy a plaster cast might as well be the same as being strapped to a bed in a hospital!! I don't know how you are doing it, I really don't, you must be such a trooper.

Oh and just checked out your latest posts, do you think your chair 'thing' is a little out of hand, LOL!!! I thought I had a lot of chairs but no way Jose, you take me to the cleaners in the chair dept!!

Enjoy your week!!!

Jules said...

poor poor sam the man,new this was coming,after 4 boys and plaster and stitches,i was waiting for the cracks to appear.It does break your heart,poor you and what a lovely mummy to think of something as special yet magical as a picnic inside.
Cheery skies are coming soon

Genevieve Olsen said...

Oh Sam and Shannon I know this has got to be so hard for you both!
You have every right to feel that way when your little man is hurting and frustrated.

I love all of your chairs and picnic was a very lovely idea. See you soon!
Genevieve,Isabelle,and Tori-Kate

Stephanie said...

I simply cannot think of a more handsome man to have a picnic with! Cheers to you & Little Sam!!

You are a terrific mother. I pray that the time will pass QUICKLY!!!

Angelic Accents

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Aw, Shannon, you are a great Mother :D That is something that he will always remember fondly. Cute pics, he is just a doll. I hope the next three weeks fly by for you guys!!

Cherub*Kisses said...

hi shannon :o)
hope today finds you & sam doing better :o) i know it's no fun for him having his cast on for such a long period of time ... it really sucks! and then you feel absolutely helpless to do anything :o(
nick broke his wrist last fall during football & had that cast on for 6 weeks & i had to watch him religiously in the end (he wanted to slice it off himself...) he didn't :o) but still had the pins in there for another couple weeks ... anyways, i know you do everything you can to distract them & sometimes that's still not enough ... at the end of the day you're completely drained ~ hang in there sweetie!! i like your indoor picnic idea how funn!!
xoxo to you both, dionne

Stephanie said...

How is your sweet dumplin' doing today?

Sending ((hugs)) and wishes for a FAST recovery!!!

Angelic Accents

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

aw shannon! poor sam and poor you. the picnic was a wonderful idea!! you are NOT selfish at all =) hang in there!!! hugs, debbie p.s. i'm loving all of your chairs - but girl you have a bad addiction - lol!!!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Shannon, I so hear you regarding your sick child comment! they are troopers though arent they? good thoughts your way :0) Alicia

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i felt so bad for sam (and you!) when i read this. hugs to you both! debbie