March 6, 2008


Today was the first time we could actually see Bauer trying to smile again. My heart melted!! We were still getting used to the new face, but that tiny bit of smile reminded us that the same sweet little guy was still there.

He was still a little bit swollen, but each day it faded more and more.

We just hung out in the room for the next couple of days. Bauer was very busy reading the paper, taking naps, and getting all kinds of goodies from friends back home. We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. Balloons, cards, flowers, desserts, home-made cookies, and get-well letters from Bauer's friends were all sent throughout the next couple of days. We also received so many loving phone calls. One of our newest friends that we've met through this whole thing even gave us a call to see how things were going. God is good!!

By the end of this first day I had already called Dr. Mulliken and his nurse a few times just to make sure we were cleaning and applying exactly how they described. The last thing we wanted to do was let anything happen to where Bauer had to go back in to the hospital.
Again, they were both more than happy to answer our questions and even said if we ever get really worried just bring him on back for a quick look. They are wonderful.

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