Friday, October 26, 2007
Today is also hubby's 34th birthday. I think I've told this before but, I'll tell it again. Gearing up for Evan's surgery - being the OCD person I am, I had to plan. There were so many things out of my control so I went a little overboard on the things I could control - cleaning, packing, sorting, doing things a certain time, perfection. I also was engulfed with the need for knowledge about what was going on searched and asked questions to anyone and everyone I thought could help - I also probably drove his doctors crazy and had given my cell phone as the contact number for all the doctors. I was sitting at work one Wednesday afternoon and my cell rang and it was the head nurse from the cardiologist saying that the surgeon was going on a 2 week vacation and that he had a cancellation and could fit Evan in before he left in TWO DAYS - that Friday morning. I just started crying and crying and couldn't stop - what was this lady thinking calling a person that was preparing for this surgery and telling them they could do it in 2 days - all I kept saying to her was no, no we can't - I need to wash his favorite clothes and get his favorite toys together and clean my house and.... She said it's okay - I just wanted you to have the option we can schedule it when he gets back. I hung up and left work - ran to get Evan and just held him wondering how I would ever prepare for this. The nurse got smart and changed the contact number to Eric's cell phone and when they called to reschedule they called him. So, Eric called me and said well, we have a surgery date... I ran through the list... Is it on Tuesday or Wednesday so we will be at the hospital during the week and have the best care, is he first case, can this nurse be here that day, did you ask these questions..... He calmly said, yes yes yes to all the questions and said okay, do you want to hear it (pause) It's October 26th. WHAT?!?!?!? That's your birthday!!!! To which he replied, It's okay, it will be the best birthday present ever. And it was.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I missed Favorite Foto Friday but, here they are, We had boo at the zoo this week and I think I mentioned in the last post that Evan wanted to be a skeleton and we found one we like at Pottery Barn but it was $50 - check the link - how did I do? I made it for $12.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
This was taken while napping - he was only a few weeks old. What I would give for him to be this small again. I'm so thankful for everything God has brought him through and I wish I would have relied on my faith more when Evan was this small!
Evan's favorite time was bath time and pre-repair he would turn so blue and get so cold and it didn't help that his little bathtub was blue so we were constantly saying "is he okay, is it just me, check his nailbeds" - oh I should have just enjoyed that little face instead of worrying so much!
This is true Evan style - I was getting ready to leave him at my Mom's while I worked and this was his favorite position in his highchair!
Maddie is still having a very hard time - please keep praying for her and her family.
Our Brave Heart Logan was re-admitted because his chest tube came out but, x-ray showed it wasn't needed and he went right back home!
Also, if you read my blog but not Brayden's please visit there as his family is requesting signatures on this amendment to help bring their boy's home from Guatamala.