When my eight year old broke his clavicle, he was in a lot of pain. While my time was spent making him comfortable, deep inside I wanted to bring him extra joy. I wish there was a way to tend to his every need and advocate for medical care, while planning and executing something special for him at the same time. Our good friend brought him a basket of goodies, which happened to be his favorite things. What a blessing! It was just what I wanted to give him, when I was not yet able to.
It has been a rough and emotional week. The whole family needs a break from the chaos that has been our reality. First thing’s first. I want to do something special for our little patient.
I wanted to make him a cool sling. It couldn’t be a surprise, because I wanted it to be exactly what he wanted. He picked out the fabric, and I stayed up late after our hectic schedule and made it. He loved it!
What he didn’t know, was that I also made one for his monkey. I even gave him a matching clavicle brace. My guy was ecstatic!
I had no idea what I was doing, but I’m glad the slings worked out. I’m so happy to see a smile on his face!