Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter Weekend!


I will update on Brady tomorrow:) In the meantime, please listen to this song. I can't make it through without tears.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Yeah!

Shortly before we got AnnaClaire's referral, my computer croaked taking everything with it. Last night Cameron recovered the pictures from my hard drive! Teenagers rock! I will be torturing you all with old photos the next few days ;)






Wednesday, March 12, 2008

a few more...





There are more, my computer is just being difficult right now...



So far, so good

I hate to get too excited since we had a short honeymoon period after the last sugery and then all heck broke broke loose but Brady is doing fantastic! After his last surgery, he would wake up in the middle of the night screaming but he slept soundly last night and didn't get up until almost 11:00 am (and neither did AnnaClaire-this time change isn't so bad!). He's asked for a few things that he can't eat and when I tell him that he can't have it, he says 'okay'. It almost makes you want to cry he is being so understanding and agreeable. He's being loving and even ran across the room to me today when I requested a hug. He doesn't seem to be in pain, which we are so thankful for.

MeeAll and Popaw came up yesterday to see Brady and give the girls their birthday gifts. I have a few pics that mom sent me from last night and I will post some later.

Thanks again for all the prayers! I am so blessed to have all of you. Why is God so good to me?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

We're home!

Thank you for the prayers! We are always so touched to have so many praying for us. I truly means SO MUCH! I got Brady out of bed at about 5:30. He was in a super mood and even ran in the bedroom to tell Jeff goodbye. Jeff said he seemed so excited that he must have thought he was going to Disney World. We go to the hospital and they called us back and he did great until the hospital gown came out and then he started putting 2 and 2 together. They gave him the versed like last time but he didn't act as loopy (meaning there was no reaching up to touch things in the air that weren't there). When they came to get him for surgery he cried for me. It hurt my heart so bad that he was thinking I would just let them take him away, but it also made me feel good that he wanted to be with me. His doctor told me that the surgery went well. Brady had a lot of scar tissue but he said that it really only made the surgery more difficult and won't affect Brady in any way. He lengthened his palate while he was in there and of course closed up the hole. He expects it to hold this time. All in all, it was great news. They let me go back to recovery this time. I started to walk back there and I could hear a kid screaming like a banshee. Yup, that would be my child. He had about 5 nurses gathered around him and they couldn't control him. His arm splints weren't tied tghtly enough and he was ripping at his IV and the stitch in his tongue (His doctor puts a stitch through his tongue-ouch- and tapes it to his cheek). He reached for me when he saw me but then was peeved at me when I wouldn't let him pull at the IV either. They gave him more pain medication and he settled in and fell asleep on me. He's run hot and cold since. He was definitely holding a grudge yesterday evening and wouldn't respond to anything Jeff or I said or did. Then the nurse came in and gave him his pain meds and he immediately reached for me. He snuggled with me all night. He even peed all over me and I didn't have a change of clothes. I looked lovely walking out of the hospital with messed up hair and Brady's pee and blood all over me. TMI, I know! LOL Please keep the prayers going. He needs to know that we are here for him and that is forever.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Prayers Please!



This has been a very eventful week! Jeff and I celebrated our anniversary on the 4th. Our 19th! I have been married to him over half my life (where's my medal? LOL). Hard to believe. The girls are now officially 5 and 3. Even harder to believe! Seriously, how do you get them to just stay little? And now, in just a few hours I will take little man to the hospital where they will once again attempt to repair that WIIIIDE cleft palate. I am asking for prayers for Brady. Prayers that his surgery will be a success, that he will heal quickly, that his surgery doesn't upset our bonding. We have come so far since his last surgery. I really do not want to see that come undone. I pray that when he wakes from surgery he reaches to me for comfort instead of looks at me like I am the cause of his pain. We appreciate any and all prayers! I will update when I can:)