Monday, April 20, 2009

April Fun

We really tried hard to make the best of Andrew's stay for the other kids, too. They came to visit Andrew a few times and got to play in the very fun playroom. And, not to mention the cafeteria and playground. Dad was busy!

Hospital days

Here are a few pictures we took while Andrew was at Childrens Hospital for his open heart surgery. He did great, made many new friends, all doctors and nurses, of course. They said he would be home in 5-8 days and with his complications he still made it in 8! Strong boy!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pre-Op Day

Today we were at Children's for many hours checking everything out with Andrew. He is A-Okay and ready for surgery. It was neat to see how he gradually went from being very afraid of even getting weighed or measuring his head to sitting on the lap of the anesthesiologist just for fun. He warmed up to everyone, it was reassuring to me. He got to see the playroom on the cardiac floor and was excited about it. The facilities there are so nice. We will have or own access to Internet at his bedside so we can keep everyone very closely updated.

The surgeon surprised us with saying most likely 5-6 hrs as opposed to the 8-10 we were originally told. And the stay of 5-7 days, maybe sooner, we thought 8-10 average. If I could only fast forward until this time next week!!!

Here are a couple of pictures we took today. He was sword fighting with tongue depressors. He really had a very fun day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Love the weather, Love Hot Springs, Love my kids!!!! We have been having a blast outdoors. Matthew has learned how to ride his bike without training wheels! We got a new dog, a two year old yellow lab named Abby. We finally got smart and did not get a new puppy, she is an awesome dog. The kids are attached already.
Andrew's surgery is in 8 days, scary, I know. He is doing well, just trying to keep him well.
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Jeremiah 32:17