Monday, February 25, 2008

Wishes

Because he's been having such a hard time, K decided to spend some one-on-one time with The Mayor this weekend and take him to his first I-Max movie.

The two of them arrived before the theater opened so they wandered around in the garden and peered into the fountain.

The Mayor was curious about the coins in the fountain so K explained about wishes.

He handed The Mayor a penny and told him to hold it tightly.

"Now close your eyes," K said. "Concentrate really hard on what you want to wish for and then you'll throw the penny in the water."

The Mayor squeezed his eyes shut and K could see his intense concentration by the lines across his forehead.

"Have you thought of your wish?" K asked.

The Mayor nodded.

"Then go ahead and throw the penny in the fountain," K said.

The Mayor dropped the penny in the water.

"Dad," he said, "can I tell you what I wished for?"

"Well, they say you're supposed to keep it a secret."

"Will it come true if I tell you?" The Mayor asked.

"I don't know, Mayor. It might be better if you keep it a secret just for yourself."

"Well," The Mayor wondered, "can I tell you that it was what I wished for after it comes true?"

"Sure, Mayor. When it comes true you can tell me."

"Okay, so when I turn into a polar bear and than back into a boy you'll know it came true."

K grinned.

"Okay, Mayor."


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Update on The Mayor's busted arm --

I took him to the surgeon's office this morning.

They took off his 450-pound cast and x-rayed the arm.


He's about 70% healed (apparently) so they pulled out the pins (which took The Mayor's breath away and made him nauseous) and gave him a new, much smaller cast.

We have a new pain medication regimen to try and the doctor was doubtful about nerve damage, though he wasn't able to be sure about the thumb and pointer finger so we'll have to wait and see.

I'm hopeful that the smaller cast, the absence of the pins and the new pain meds will improve things.

Fingers crossed and wishing on all my pennies...

67 comments:

Amy said...

When I had to get screws in my foot, the metal really irritated me, though I didn't realize how much until they took them out. After that surgery, the pain improved immensely -- it was like night and day. Some people have metal allergies or sensitivities, and that could very well be The Mayors problem. Let's hope so anyway!

peleawakens said...

He's such a smart little guy. I'm glad he is feeling better. Your post about being called to the school when he broke his arm made me cringe, cry, and hold my breath for you.
-Pele

furiousBall said...

you know if that polar bear thing works out, he'll probably break the cast with the whole transformation, unless he transforms into a smaller polar bear

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

A little boy with big trauma to the arm and he still wishes to be polar bear, I love how kids never lose focus of what they really want.

DD said...

That's an awesome wish, I think.

I think hormones are messing with my head: I was sure that your last sentence read, "Fingers crossed and wishing on all my penises..."

Dyslexia, much?

liv said...

poor precious mayor. and poor mommy. wishing you both soothed nerves!

Annie said...

Poor Mayor! Just reading it made me feel nauseous!

Magpie said...

poor kidlet.

though, i was sure the wish was going to be about the arm...

JC said...

Tuned in for the update on Mayor's arm. Glad they took the pins out. I broke my arm last year, it hurt terribly. My husband at the age of 4 climbed a tree, tied rope around branch and his waist and jumped. He expected to fly. Instead he broke his arm. He has no memory of the pain- but does love to tell the story.

Hol&J said...

I'm tossing all my pennies in there too.

Hope the smaller cast and new medicine (minus the pins) works out better for the Mayor.

3carnations said...

I hope the new cast and lack of pins helps...Maybe it was a good sign that his penny wish had nothing to do with his arm. :)

crazymumma said...

I wish that his wish will come true.

poor little guy.

chantelle said...

Best wishes to The Mayor!

Lisa Milton said...

I'm throwing all my coin your way too. I hope the new regimen does the trick.

WILLIAM said...

I would wish to be a polar bear too.

SouthernBell said...

How sweet is your little man?!? A polar bear ... keeps it in persepctive, huh mom?

pets for sale said...

Let us know when he turns into a polar bear and back into a regular boy! I am glad his arm is better, it is no fun to be wearing a cast. They get all itchy and uncomfortable.

Circus Kelli said...

I'm going to wish on a few pennies for the Mayor's arm to heal quickly, too...

jennifer h said...

What boy wouldn't want to turn into a polar bear, and then back into a boy? Very sweet.

I hope his arm improves now. If he can survive having the pins removed? He's totally read to be a polar bear.

Gretchen said...

Glad things are looking up!

Did the doctor see you "First Thing"?

Probably a good thing Dad knows about the wish - too cute!

painted maypole said...

wow. the post where you write about mayor turning into a polar bear is going to be a fun one. hope he's not hungry for rooster.

Beck said...

Poor little man. I hope turning into a polar bear keeps his mind off his arm.

slouching mom said...

i am wishing hard that he's no longer in pain.

Don Mills Diva said...

I really feel for him and for you - it must be such a helpless feeling!

Don Mills Diva said...

I really feel for him and for you - it must be such a helpless feeling!

flutter said...

I won't tell you what I wished for, for your Mayor because I want it to come true.

But when it happens, you'll know.

LSM said...

When Soccer Boy broke his wrist last year, the move from the big, above the elbow cast to the smaller cast made a huge difference in his comfort level. I hope The Mayor continues to heal well and that his arm is as good as new by the time he turns into a polar bear.

LadyBugCrossing said...

The poor little guy! Hope he is feeling better now.
xo
LBC

Rosie said...

The Major's wish is brilliant! And the news on his arm sounds very promising. Hopefully it means things will get easier for the poor lad.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Here. You can have a bunch of my pennies too. Hope the Mayor feels better and is up and acting like a polar bear very soon.

Shannon said...

I love the way The Mayor thought he still kept the wish from K even after telling him what it was, LMAO.

Maybe the pins were causing the discomfort with the hot sprinkles he was experiencing.

Here's to a speedy recovery!

lattemommy said...

Just stumbled across your blog via the Buzz. Really enjoy what I've read so far! Glad to hear your little guy has his cast off and pins out. Hopefully that will make a big difference in his pain. Best wishes to him!

carrie said...

I'm throwing some pennies out there that your wish comes true.

He has got to feel better with those pins out! Such a brave little one . . .

Redneck Mommy said...

I had to hold Bug down when they removed screws from his feet more than once.

Not a fun memory.

I'm sorry the Mayor had to go through that. I'm cheering him on and sending my very own Angel over to him to watch over him.

I'll share him with you cuz I heart you so much.

Blog Antagonist said...

Yurg. I think it wold have made me nauseaous too. Hope the Mayor starts feeling better now.

JaniceNW said...

I, too, wish the Mayor be pain free and more comfy with his cast. I hope you can take a breath and relax because the Mayor is feeling better.

Cathy said...

LOL!! I love how he figured out a way to share it.

Re the pins -- would have made me nauseous too. Fingers crossed that a full recovery will be speedy.

ewe are here said...

That's some cute wish!

I really hope his arm is feeling better soon... I'm sure having the pins out and a lighter cast will make a big difference pain-wise.

Arwen said...

I hope the pain goes away too. It is heart wrenching to hear of children in pain.

Kara said...

I hope he recovers quickly.

Who wouldn't want to be a polar bear? :)

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

Oh, poor Mayor. I'm queasy about those pins.

Can we all have a moment of reverence for the makers of pain meds?

Can I get an Amen?

Amanda said...

Ok, seriously, between the freaking peeing every time I sneeze and the weeping every time I read blogs, I think it's time to invest in some serious corkage for my assorted plumbing.


Gathering every penny in the house...

Lindy said...

keeping my fingers crossed too

skiplovey said...

Pins! Eeek, the mere mention of pins gives me goosebumps. Glad he's healing, hope the pain goes away soon.

Omaha Mama said...

Thanks for the update. Little Mayor has been on my mind. I was going to be sad, waiting for his wish to be about his broken arm. It did my heart good, and said a ton about kids that age, when it was a polar bear wish. Yay.

Hoping you get 8 straight tonight. :0)

Ok, Where Was I? said...

That is so funny. It's awesome that he thinks that could happen, and that it doesn't even occur to him that anyone around him would be totally freaked if he suddenly turned into a polar bear and then back to a boy. Too cute. And I'm so glad to hear he's got a new plan. I felt so bad for him after I read that last post.

jakelliesmom said...

I totally read this wrong, and envisioned Mayor and K wandering around the garden then peeing in the fountain. Oops!

If I happen upon any shooting stars or ladybugs, I'll send a few extra wishes for your boy.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Oh the wishes of boys!

How wonderful.

Here's to a speedy recovery for the Mayor -- and an easier time for Mom & Dad (and sis) too!

jeanie said...

Oh, do let us know if his wish comes true!!!

I am glad things have moved forward on his arm getting fixed.

katy said...

He would be like the hulk busting out of that cast if he were to become a polar bear. We would wish for money or something else stupid, you gotta love a kid that wishes for exactly what he wants.

Maureen said...

Oh, I do hope he is feeling better soon.

That wishes story was so cute!

nutmeg said...

I'll throw a few coins myself! Uh, didn't read through your comments - did everybody already say that. Then change mine to ditto.

Cyndi said...

Let us know how he enjoys being a polar bear.

I hope it all feels better now that the pins are out.

Geologychick said...

Glad to hear he's better! Lots of good wishes headed your way! :)

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Maybe this is the light at the end of the tunnel? I hope Mayor now makes a very quick and PAINLESS recovery! My heart goes out to the little guy...and to you! Chin up!

Angela said...

I hope the new cast and pain meds work, fingers crossed that there is no nerve damage.

Jenifer said...

I love wishes! My girls favourite mall is the one with about a million fountains to make wishes and throw pennies in.

I hope The Mayors arm is well on the mend my now and he is much more comfortable.

Tracey said...

Here's all of my wishes too! A neighbor friend's son just wnet through the same thing. He broke his left arm (surgery, pins, etc.) last year, and then the right one this year! I think once is enough!!

S said...

Hope he feels better soon!

~JJ! said...

Take my wishes too....Send you love.

Above Average Joe said...

Glad to hear the arm is getting better without any problems. Hows bathtime? You wrapping it in a Hefty bag?

Emily said...

Oh, your sweet mayor...

I'm wishing on all of my pennies, too.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Throwing in all of my penny wishes too.

Kyla said...

The thought of taking the pins out makes ME queasy. Poor Mayor. I hope he starts feeling better soon.

Deb said...

Awww... what a great wish. I hope the little polar bear heals quickly.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

That wish is just the best thing ever. Hope his arm heals just in time to turn into a big furry, white beast.

Lawyer Mama said...

I'll be wishing on all my pennies too. Poor Mayor.