March 6, 2008


I couldn't resist showing this picture. We figured at some point our arms would break off if we had to hold Bauer for the next 4 days straight so we bought a little race car for him to play in at the hotel. He loved it!! Best purchase ever!!


Well, we couldn't take it any more. One of the areas just wasn't getting cleaned enough and there was also a bloody spot. So we called and loaded up the whole room and headed back for a quick clean-up.
He said it wasn't as bad as we thought. I felt a huge load come off our shoulders when the doctor said we were doing a good job cleaning. I thought, "Okay, we can do this."
You can tell that Bauer's swelling had really started going down.
We were really excited to hear we could go out around town too. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! So we left and went to the Target near-by. I think Bauer was as excited to get out as we were.


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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