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my tribe on our recent beach trip, but minus #2 son who is working at a Christian camp in Colorado

Friday, February 11, 2011

My Little Trooper

Before surgery watching TV in his little hospital gown~

Today my special little guy had surgery.  He had an abdominal hernia repaired plus had to have one of his testicles pulled down.  He did so well and is home now, a little drugged-up still, but pretty much his cuddly self.  This is his 3rd hospital admission since birth.  I know that's probably not much for a DS child, but it does seem like a lot compared to my other children.  He is always so good and such a hit.  The nurses all wanted to keep or adopt him : ) He loved the doctors too and had no stranger anxiety.  He's so friendly and peaceful.  He even gave his therapeutic hugs to the nurses.  
Anyway, I'm so glad this surgery is done before the baby is born and we really don't for see him having any other hospital visits in the near future.  He has great ears and eyes.  Now, if we could just get him walking!  But I'm being patient and am so glad he is talking and signing more.  I'm kind of sad realizing he won't be my "baby" for too much longer.  

Mattie in the recovery room, all "drunk" from the anesthesia.

10 comments:

  1. Ohhhh,he is just soooo cute!So glad it went well!!!!!

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  2. I am happy to hear that his surgery went well! He is such a cutie pie!

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  3. He is so precious. Glad things went well.

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  4. Awww... so glad he did so well with the surgery. I haven't visited your blog in a while, and wow...you are going to have that baby soon! Awesome :) No, your Mattie will not be the "baby" too much longer, but of course he will always be your baby. All of mine are always my "baby" -- because that's just how it is :)

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  5. So happy he did so well!! I can only imagine how easily that cutie can wrap anyone around his finger! :)

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  6. What a beautiful little boy. He is really used of the Lord everytime he enters the hospital and spreads joy to the doctors and nurses.
    Praying for a quick recovery!

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  7. We don't know each other...I'm just stumbled across your blog. I am a Christian Mother of 2 glorious children!! Next year will be our first official year homeschooling and I am so grateful for my role as a wife, mother and teacher! Anyways, we just found out last week that our 2year old son will be having the same surgery that your ADORABLE little man had. I just wanted to thank you for posting this! I am a worrier...so it was so encouraging to see those photos and know that my little man will make it through! Blessings to you as you anticipate the birth of #10!!

    Bobbi Kenow

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  8. Oh he looks so tiny in that big old hospital gown! I'm glad it all went well!

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  9. Just wanted to let you know that I was encouraged by your blog to post our son's surgery as well...thanks again!

    http://thekenowfamily.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-stand-amazed.html

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