Friday, May 25, 2012
Posted by Carly Harrell at 10:10 AM
When ya live up in the Tucky, you get to "U-Pick" as much as your little heart desires...Just in case you are wondering, we are literally a 12 minute drive to Baker. Baker is place that used to be considered road trip worthy. Cooler packing and restroom breaks just to make it there...And now, we go every weekend for fresh fruits and veggies! This time, we picked blackberries and peaches!
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Fun at the park:
Enjoying evening kickball...
One proud Daddy!
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Monday, May 14, 2012
The actual surgery day was WAY harder on Mommy and Daddy than the actual patient. He spent his time doing puzzles, reading books and watching movies, while Todd and I kept exchanging nervous glances in the background. But you know what? The time actually flew by. The hardest part was when all of the surgical team, Doctors, Anesthesiologist, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurses, etc were flooding his pre-op room, it became real. And he sensed it and started tensing up. They gave him a little cup of "happy juice"(Versed) to ease anxiety, that he immediately spit out and then really started freaking. I tried to get him to walk to the OR with me, but he started kicking and crying...Todd eventually told them to just take him, as he was not going to drink the happy juice or calm down at this point. Watching them gently take away your baby, and have him reaching and crying for you, will pull on your heart strings. Severely. Oh how I cried...But, within 2 minutes, one of the nurses came to tell us that he immediately settled down when they got into the ER, which I really do not believe...but I had to, to stay sane. So we waited...and within the promised hour, the Dr. came out to deliver the good news about the surgery remaining closed and that we would be called back to recovery shortly.
See those puzzles? Those are from Ms. Kim at school. See that HUGE Get Well Soon Banner?? That is from EVERYBODY at his school! That really made him feel so special...thank you so much CPS!! And a huge thank you to Nana, who not only watched ALL of the boys a lot last week, but also cleaned our house, did all of our laundry and cooked homemade meals...I love you Momma!! Also, notice that he is not in his hospital gown? He decided not to wear it and sported his boxers instead. That's my boy!
The grizzly bear came out in him while he was waking up from surgery...he was thrashing, pinching, saying crazy things and inconsolable. The Nurse explained that this was common in Pediatric patients(that we got a small taste of when he had his tubes/adenoid surgery) and that he would slowly "come to" and we would have our boy back. And we did....except a VERY sleepy boy. We could not even put a t-shirt on him so he was discharged in shorts, without his shoes or a shirt on. Pretty funny...only a child!
Now, the hard part will be keeping him calm until the hard cast next Monday. He has been such a trooper and I am so proud of him!!! Thank you everybody for the get well cards, gifts, emails and texts...it feels wonderful to be surrounded by the love and concern of our family and friends. And to think, this was "just" a broken bone. There were much younger kids there, with life threatening ailments. I really thank God each day for my healthy family and pray that we continue to remain that way!!
Todd is pointing to the word NO written on his left elbow...we happened to notice on one of the pre-op sheets that it said surgery on his left elbow. Uhhh. No...it is clearly his right! So Todd grabbed the marker and wrote NO on his left elbow...Think they got the hint? hehehe
Posted by Carly Harrell at 9:04 PM
Mimi was able to stay with us through Monday morning...we had such a wonderful time, visiting with her!
We already miss you Mimi...HURRY BACK!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
If you look closely at the horrible cell pic, you can see how swollen his elbow is after they removed the cast:
A close up:
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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Monday, May 7, 2012
Nothing worse than seeing your child in pain:
Our brave Wade!
All immobilized and ready to leave!
Your 1st broken bone(s)...May 5, 2012. You are 3 years and 9 months old...
Posted by Carly Harrell at 11:18 AM
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
And he's up!
Look Ma, no hands!
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Our first nephew. And to think, we are about to meet our first niece...Ensley Anne, due on March 17th, but Allie thinks she will make her appearance earlier! Caden's 4th birthday was held at the Painted Pony...best place ever to have a 4 year old party! Animals to touch, hayrides, and horses to ride...it was wonderful!!
Happy 4th Birthday sweet boy!
Posted by Carly Harrell at 9:05 AM
While he was gone, we spent many hours outside, enjoying sprinklers, new parks and popsicles:
So cute how the little bit is trying his absolute hardest to keep up with his big bros:
(The new blogger template has my spacing all out of whack and I cannot figure out how to fix it!!!)
Posted by Carly Harrell at 8:39 AM