We are spending Easter in St. Augustine Florida at the beach. The kids are on spring break.
A few days ago Luke tried to get to close to Gator while he was eating a raw hide bone and either was scratched or bit. He ended up in the ER until around 3am and recieved two stitches in the skin right under his right tear duct. The stitches are long and get into his eyes. We bought some steri strips to try and tape them down and away from his eye. He is not able to swim for 7 days because the stitches are dissolvable.
Tyler has been doing well except he was thrown into the pool (pushed his Dad to far) and his cell phone doesn't work anymore. He had his cell in his pocket. The cell phone is his best way to communicate.
It is very difficult to get around at the beach with a handicapped child but two handicapped children is extremely difficult. Samantha is not light and in order to go from the pool to the beach I have to carry her. The wheelchair will not go on the boardwalk or the beach. It is very tiring and the worste part is that Samantha knows it is difficult and feels bad about it. Once on the beach the challenge is going from playing in the sand to sitting in the water. Sammy's feet are cut and scraped up from her trying to walk in the pool.