June 8, 2016

Done and Done!


God is good and big man is done!!  Dr. M said everything went great.  Will be able to go back to see him in a bit.  Next phase - FOOD.

These mama and daddy hearts are rejoicing!!  Thankful for the gifts the Lord has given people to take care of our babies!!!
We saw a little girl getting off the elevator this morning with a shirt that said, "I have a new heart!"
Takes your breath away that God has given us such abilities to help bring life back to people.
Can I get an "Amen!"  :)

Phase 1 done!

Hey guys!

Sorry it took so long.

Finally got him back into the OR around 12:45.  They tried doing the IV without gas and it was NOT happening.  No big deal.  It just takes a few minutes more to make him oozy doozy before the actual IV.  Can't blame him.  I hate needles being gouged in my arm too!!
No worries....Dr. Smehyl is in the house! 

For you cleft mamas...they give you gas or iv option.......go with gas.  Not worth them crying and panicking.   Remember the harness??? Yep....thought I was gonna have to use it.    

The nurses were so wonderful, as usual.  I was able to sit back there with him until he started seeing unicorns.  (They really should box that stuff up and put it on the Tylenol aisle).   Have to admit I kind of broke down too.  I know he is going to be completely fine and our situation could be so much worse but a mamas heart is a mamas heart.
But on that note....I NEVER EVER want anyone reading this blog to think we ever feel sorry for ourselves or need a pity party.  We share because we know God has used other families' testimonies and we pray ours is an encouragement to someone too.  This entire blog was started to educate and encourage other families because we knew what it felt like to have absolutley know idea which direction to head or what different stages held.   God has been beyond good since day 1 and we know He will continue.  All thanks and praise to HIM!!

I think we'll all agree that there comes a point in one's life when spying someone's bare end out of the back of their gown is not in adorable in any way whatsoever.  Thank God...we're not there yet.  Lol! This was Bauer at his first surgery at 5 months and the other is today.  We promised we wouldn't post one with his butt out (not that we don't have the pic :))  so this will have to do.  Still super handosme.

We were updated around 2:30 p.m.  Bone graft is complete and incredibly successful.  His little bootay is going to be super sore but after a couple of days he should be functioning a little closer to normal.  He had 5 teeth extracted as well so I hope the Tooth Fairy has a savings account!

Dr. Mulliken is now starting his lip and nose.  He should be done in about an hour.   Hoping we will be back there by 6:00 p.m.

Blog Spot

Just read a blog about another little girl that had the exact surgery B is having.
Lots of encouragement concernig pain, walking, and FOOD!!!
My King Kong eater is extremely worried he won't survive! Lol!
Thankful to the Lord for last minute encouragement!!

And just so ya know......there's no coffee like homemade coffee.
HAHA!!    And who has lied to the northern states concerning the life-giving power of sweet tea??? Its extinct up here!!  My personal opinion......may have lots to do with why people don't smile much in Bean Town.  :)
Dont' worry, once we get to the next place we are staying I will have that coffee pot burnin' and sugar packets rollin'!!
Hopefully, we aren't renting some crazy earth home that doesn't believe in electricity or sugar.  I guess there's always a percolator and we can hope for a nearby beehive.

Hahaha!  Sorry, y'all.  I think I'm reaching the state of exhaustion and we aren't even at the hospital yet.  5 year old feet jabbing me all night have made sleeping a challenge.

Will post later.  :)


T-minus 3 1/2 hous and counting!!

Its finally here.  Woke up this morning so thankful the Lord got us here safe and healthy.  Now we just gotta put on our big kid pants and do this.  
I may tie a harness to Bauer just in case he tries to run.  Had a bit of a meltdown last night.  He's held it together so well up to this point.  He just needed to let it out.   
On that note..we've been so blessed to have so many other sweet families in the same boat.  Their kiddos have gone or are about to go through this same cycle.  The Lord has used this crew as a testimony to help get us all through stages and meltdowns just like this one.  
Headed to the hospital in about an hour or so.  
Bauer woke up saying, "I want some breakfast."  Umm.......quick....somebody find the Wild Kratts marathon channel and keep this boy occupied!!! ;)
Oh and I can't wait to go outside and see what Boeing Jet landed in front of our hotel around 3 a.m.!! It was probably just a dumptruck but seriously it sounded like we were on the air strip.  THE CITY IS SO LOUD AT ALL HOURS!!!  #gardenviewnexttime   Lol!  Upside??  No chance of us sleeping through any appointments.  :)
And thank you again for all of your texts and emails.   Beyond grateful.  


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