Saturday, June 18, 2011

Back To His Old Self...

Day two was so much better than day one. That's for sure! Nathan was practically his old self today. He only had Tylenol twice the whole day and did great! Mom came by this morning so that Mark and I could go home and shower and take it easy for a bit. That worked out well for Mark, but I just had to get back to the hospital as quick as I could, even though I knew Nathan was in good hands, it's just something about a mommy needing to be with her baby boy when he's just had surgery.

A therapy dog visited Nathan today, you can't tell by the photos below, but he loved her and got so excited when she came into his room. Our dear friends Kristin and Ryan visited for a while this afternoon too. They brought Nathan a Curious George book that Nathan just loved! Later in the evening Nathan read it to Curious George himself, in his own precious babble. Shortly after they left, my dad stopped by for a few minutes, Nathan was asleep, but we made sure to tell him that his GP just came by to see him when he woke up.

Now he is wide awake for some reason, I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to get even less sleep tonight than last night... I'm tempted to tell the nurse to give him some morphine to knock him out... but I won't do that. I am so thankful that his pain is much less today than yesterday and that he doesn't need such heavy drugs to control it. I'm too tired to think about what to write now, so I'll let today's pictures do the talking. Enjoy!

Playing with the huge balloon from Aunt Amanda

Checking out all of the get well wishes from the pre-k class at his daycare! 

My sweet monkey plus two more!

Brushing his teefers

Coloring... or more like playing with colored pencils time!

First taste of something in 39 hours... I'll bet it was the best tasting vanilla flavored EleCare ever! 

Coda the therapy dog came to visit Nathan

Daddy's boy! - Getting his first g-tube feeding! :o)

Plotting his escape

Reading his new book

Pretending that George is the patient and reading to him.

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).


  1. allison williamsJune 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    he is amazing. you and your whole family are amazing. so glad everything seems to be going so well! xoxo

  2. Laughing hysterically. As I saw all the pictures I couldn't help but see Tyler in all of them.

    Gnawing on the toothbrush, check.
    Vanilla Elecare, check.
    Trying to climb out of the birdcage (crib), check.
    The cute fuzzy bed head, check.

    So glad today was even better than yesterday. And a little morphine isn't too bad right? hehe (I would joke around with the nurses and ask if he didn't use it if his momma could his little something-something to help me sleep through all the alarms going off all night for the boy rooming with us.) Hope you get more sleep tonight than you did last night.

  3. Allison, Thank you for such kind words... I don't think we are "amazing", I just think we are doing what any parent would do under the circumstances. God is the amazing one that give us the strength to take care of Nathan's needs.

    Julia, I swear they have the same big brown eyes and that's why they look so much alike! I just love our boys!

  4. Yahoo for Nathan! I'm so glad he had such a good day.