Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes for Nicholas. The little trooper is doing fabulous. We took extra care to clean the wound before bedtime and I gave him some children's Motrin to help with pain and swelling. I was worried that it might hurt if he rolled over on that side of his head during the night. But I checked on him before I went to bed and he had rolled to that side of his head and was sound asleep. He woke up at 5 am with a bad dream but never mentioned anything about his wound hurting. He quickly went back to sleep after a little cuddling from Mommy.
This morning he came out of his room with an oversized white shirt on his head as he was pretending to be a ghost. I cringed a little as if I was feeling the pain of the shirt rubbing against the wound but it didn't seem to bother the little guy at all. I cleaned the wound again and slathered more Neosporin on it. He went the whole day without any pain and he even ventured to touch one of the staples but I think it freaked him out a little to feel on them. Shoot, it still freaks me out to think about the whole thing. This is my little baby boy who had a huge gash in his head and now has 7 staples holding the wound together. It just makes me sick to my stomach that he has had to go through this. But again, he is fine. We spent much of the day at a friend's house who just had a new baby. When we came home we played with Star Wars action figures and ships. We were pirates hunting for treasure. We sang songs and played a guessing game. Just looking at him you wouldn't know how bad he was injured the day before.