Friday, July 10, 2009

Chicks Dig Scars

The first day post surgery has come and gone. He was sleepy most of the day, but was awake longer and more alert at each waking time. He still gets tylenol every 4 hours which seems to help him a lot. I held him for a while, which he loved, but he must have loved being held by N even more because he pooped out of his diaper while N was holding him! This is huge because it shows that his intestines are working and things are moving along. They plan to take out the catheter tomorrow, so we hope that will help him be able to move around more freely. I know he is hungry, but he doesn't seem too fussy about wanting to eat. I think he is just still a bit overwhelmed by it all. I am so proud of him! He is such a great spirit and a good baby. He is just rolling with things and barely cries during the times the nurses mess with him, and quickly goes back to his cute, thumb-sucking, contented self. He is now sleeping peacefully and will hopefully rest well all night. Thank you so much for the nice comments, emails, stuffed animals, offers of help and prayers you sent out to us and to BBZ. We are so lucky to have so many people loving us. I consider myself a worrier. I have irrational fears and have always been afraid of what I would do if this happened or that happened, so for those of you moms and dads who are reading our story and think to yourself, I don't know what I would do if that were my baby, believe me when I say that you will do whatever your baby needs you to do, you will stay strong when you need to and let down when you are able. You will hold onto your partner for strength and advocate for yourself and your baby. It is scary, but it is not impossible. You will take on one minute at a time and do whatever you can to make sure your baby has the best care. You will take the time to ask every question of the doctors and make sure they ask you everything they should. So do not worry about what could happen, know that if something bad does, you have strength to handle it and loved ones to lean on. And let's face it...chicks dig scars...

5 comments:

  1. I love that first pic... it is so beautiful:) It was so good to see you guys tonight. I am so happy and relieved that BBZ is doing so well, just seeing him made me feel so much better. He really is an amazing little man! You forgot to mention how his farts cleared the room before he pooped in that diaper. Everyone was so proud! I love you guys so much... I am so happy that you can start putting the bad part of this whole ordeal behind you and hopefully get to come home soon!!

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  2. What a great post. Like you, I am a worrier. I needed this today especially since we are spending the night out of town! I love the photos. And hell yeah girls dig scars! I love B's! :)

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  3. I am so proud of YOU! You were so calm and put together on Friday when I saw you. Most new mommies would have been a wreck. You are Isaac's greatest advocate and even though you were in unchartered waters you did a great job of making sure that he got the best care possible. Your mom could not stop telling me how proud she was of you on Saturday. You also have one hell of an impressive husband and I know that goes a long way. You and N are a great team and I am so glad you had him there with you! Speedy recovery to BBZ;-)

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  4. What a tiny little scar for such a big surgery. I love that picture of you and him laying together. I'm so happy he is okay. I was a mess when we were leaving for Kentucky this weekend. The power of prayer is a wonderful thing!

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  5. I know how you felt - surgery is so scary! Fortunately, Gavin's was done laparoscopically - our surgeon is one of the leading surgeons in the country for creating new ways to do pediatric surgery in a less invasive manner. Gavin was the first baby in the hospital to have it done laparoscopically! So he just has tiny scars. It's so terrifying sending your baby off, and wondering how they will recover. Amazing how much you celebrate poop huh?

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