Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Isn't He Adorable
Got a little milk drool there, but he is adorable. My grandson is doing wonderful...he now weighs 11 lbs and 7 ozs. He is now 4 1/2 months old. He is such a JOY and I don't know what I ever did without him. Mommy and daddy took him to his cardiologist today, found out he will probably go back to Birminham in September for his next surgery.
Since he's been home from the first seven weeks of his life being at Birmingham, I tried not to think about him going back for the next surgery, but it's sorta hitting me in the face. I know my Lord is with us through all of this difficult time. I know that he will be back home again. I know the doctor's say that everything is routine and has been done many, many times. But not on my grandson, and the fact that I have loved on him as many times during the day as I want and able to hold him and feed him. This will be very hard to see him lay there again, with a ventilator, having open heart surgery again, probably swelling again. I could go on and on. I'm sorry that this sounds so down, but I'm really dreading this time.
I'm asking everyone to please start praying for Nathan now, that everything goes smoothly, that we are not there for seven weeks this time, only a couple of weeks. Pray for my daughter and son-in-law, that they can stand strong during this time. But most of all, that we remember who is in control of everything that goes on with Nathan, and that we give it all to him to take care of.
Nathan is doing wonderful at this time, and we knew there would be another surgery. We expected this to come. To look at him and spend time with him, you would never know that there is a problem with his heart.
The main purpose of this surgery is to put another shunt in to bypass the 4th ventricle since it is still not wanting to work. It still could start working along with the pulmonary valve starting to grow, but we may not see that till he's 3 or 4. I'm just so glad we have come a long way in technology that they can do things like this to keep is heart pumping the way it should.
Just another little pic to leave with you. Like I said before....Isn't He ADORABLE!!!