He can sit on his lap, but Dustin can't really look down at him because of the brace. But he did sit on his lap during the Gator ride. What Hunter doesn't understand is that he can't play with him. And Dustin used to roll around on the ground with him and give him piggy back rides and he'd sit on his shoulders and walk around the house. It's understandable that he doesn't realize he can't do those things. But he still wants it. And now with him being hurt, he wants to be with him ALL the time. His daycare teachers said that they could tell that he sensed something was wrong. He kept saying today Daddy ouchie.
He over-extended himself today. He got in his work clothes and went over to the shop (despite desperate pleas from Mandi for him just to stay home) and sat over there all day, helping out as best as he could. Getting tools for my dad or answering the phone. He just won't give himself a break. Then tonight he came home and took 2 pain pills and went to bed in the recliner. He'd never admit that he over-extended himself, but you can see it in his eyes.
His face has swelled up now and he squints to see. His eyes are getting a blue ring around them and they hurt when he touches it. It no longer looks like a baseball is in his forehead, the whole thing is swollen. I hope he sleeps through the night in the recliner. If tomorrow he does what he did today, he's going to be in some serious pain. He's too much like my dad, can't sit around the house.
I wonder how much longer it's going to be like this.