Just as the waives of nerves and nausea were setting in for me - in walked some of our friends we met during kyle's stay in the NICU. This couple had a 23 weeker in the NICU as well - I speak of them often in my blog - their son's name is Matthew. He passed away in December of 07. I couldn't believe they were there! and they brought cup cakes - darn amazing cupcakes too! so we were well fed and honestly - sounds strange to say - but we had the best conversation. They spent the whole 2 hours keeping my mind busy - I am so grateful for that! grateful when I think about how hard it is for me to be in that building, the Hermann tower, that elevator - how much more they must hurt and still put aside their hurt to be there for us....
I learn so stinking much every day lately. So many of kyle's nurses, NNPs, and docs came to see him and us today. Let me stress and say or shout or jump up and down... I LOVE this hospital and their staff. they truly are a hand picked team of amazing, gifted, loving and brilliant people! I am overwhelmed so frequently of how much people have done for us and our family. how much people love and give and how that changes and affects - every time. like scripture says - truth. Love doesn't fail.
Before I knew it the 2 hours had gone by and kyle was great!
now let's define great... :) I was soooo relieved when the surgeon came out and said how great it went! I was so glad to have the hurdle behind us! It felt like a finish line to me! a finish line of Kyle's acute medical preemie-ness. if that makes any sense.
of course kyle will still be followed by high risk and neurology but for the right now stuff we are looking at - this was it! we are free to focus on therapy and life!!
so anyway - back to kyle being great - so I was releived but the look on that sweet little buddy's face when I got to him was a drunken... "HELP ME!" he was sooo sad. he just sank into my arms and went right to sleep. He is still (at 9:23 pm) VERY groggy - he has taken bottles and some cheerios - he has given some half grins when you tickle his little hand but other than that he is asleep or really groggy and fussy. He screams when he has to tee tee! all mom's of boys who have gotten circumcisions remember that! and he is pretty fussy when he is awake - but right now he is asleep! and healthy! recovering! and well!
I am so grateful for everyone praying! please keep asking God to help him recover quickly.
I came home to another one with vomiting and headache! and the other one with a fingernail falling off from a door slamming injury! sounds like a house of 3 boys huh?
off to be early - I think the emotionally being worn out is catching up to the regular mom physical worn out! but I couldn't be happier!
kyle transferring funds on the iphone just before surgery! j/k.
kyle after surgery. so sweet.