Friday, June 1, 2007

Now You Can Read All About It

So I thought I would start a blog so we could post updates on our family post heart surgery. I haven't sent mass emails since the telling everyone we were home. I am sure many have missed the frequent updates of the going ons over here. Really, I am sure you have felt a void. Well, void no more as I have started a blog. Internet help us. Mostly I was thinking it would be nice to have a place to write and for some reason the computer feels like a good spot. Don't worry, I have a journal for all the really sappy, personal stuff. No need to be too transparent out here where just anyone could be reading, right?

So, post surgery things are going well. The GREAT news is that Thomas' heart is perfect. No residual murmur, no more meds, already back to normal size. It is amazing. God is amazing actually. He has more energy, eats better, looks better and cries louder. Believe it or not I am so glad about that as now I know he has better lung capacity to really belt one out. Something he never did before.

We go to the pulmonologist on Monday to check his lungs. We pray for as good of a report.
Since being home we have reemerged into the world. Olivia is taking gymnastics and I am so glad to have something that is hers. We are back at church as a family and it feels good. We have seen friends, gone to playgroups, been out to dinner. Everywhere we go, Thomas is wide eyed at all the people. He is such a watcher. I wonder what he is thinking, like "Where did all these people come from."

We have also started back with drs. appointments. Everything had to be put on hold before surgery to keep him well. His eyes were tested this week and he did great. Believe it or not, they can tell he has 20/85 vision. The doctor at the Retina Foundation said this was well within normal limits for his age. The information will go on to our Opthamologist to see what he thinks.

Next we will have his head looked at to see if he qualifies for a helmet (doc band). From so much time on his back, he has a somewhat flat spot on one side. We are just going to get it checked and if he qualifies we will make a decision then.

I remain thankful for the small things, like all sleeping together under one roof, I pray it maintains. So much I took for granted before all this. My new attitude benefits Olivia the most, as I know for sure there are worse things than an whiny three year old, although some days I remind mysef FREQUENTLY.

Here are a few fun pictures from Mother's Day at the Arboretum and Memorial Day at Lake Texoma.

Did I mention that this blog was really just a way for me to shamelessly show off my adorable kids. And to rub it in babygap's noses that they didn't pick Olivia to be this year's gap kid.

Mother's Day

Memorial Day:

He loves those glasses, actually laughed when we put them on. You wouldn't guess from the picture.


Carole said...

Yay Molly! So glad y'all have a blog! Tell Dr. Gelfand I said hi and I'm coming back soon!

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