Thank you, everyone, for all the well wishes and words of support on Monday. I know you guys have been in a similar spot and know how stressful it is. The boys are fine and resting up. Lucas seems to be far more uncomfortable than Emmett, but it makes sense because he’s putting so much pressure on that foot as he goes about his day. So, I’m doing my best to keep him still and settled.
I’m keeping Emmett and Lucas in the cones for most of the day and definitely overnight. Funny side note: Turns out, dogs in cones scare the pants off of poor Newt! She’s got it figured out now, the poor thing.
Here’s the thing with the cones: Lucas doesn’t mind them at all. He doesn’t let the cone stop him from doing anything, and if he finds himself stuck somewhere, he yanks on the cone as hard as he can… hence, the strip of duct tape you can see under his chin in the pic above.
Emmett, on the other hand, dear sweet Emmett. When he wears the plastic cone, he’s convinced – absolutely, totally, and completely sure – that he’s frozen in place. The plastic cone goes on, and Emmett sits perfectly still, staring at the ceiling. Nothing can convince him that he is capable of movement with that thing on. With the soft-sided cone, he knows he can move, but he has this condition that I call “disembodied head syndrome.” He forgets he has a body. His whole world reduces to just his face and that cone. So he walks into doorways and walls, gets stuck on cabinet and drawer knobs, misses steps, and his tail stops wagging almost entirely – it’s not there anymore, after all! Poor Emmett!
So, that’s the status from here! I had a couple posts planned for this week – yesterday’s and one tomorrow – so I’ll be back on Friday to update. Hopefully we’ll get the biopsy results on both boys by then so I can share that news.
Thank you again for all the thoughts and wishes. It has meant SO much to us! The boys can definitely feel the love!