Monday, May 5, 2008

My little man


Well, as expected, Koen did fantastic during his little procedure. He is the most laid back little man. We left the house around 5am (had to be at the hospital at 6am) and we got home around 10:30. That little guy did not cry once - and when the nurse came and got him to take him back for the surgery he just laid in her arms and looked at her.....he did the same with the nurse that brought him to us after he was finished. So - every nurse wanted to take him home because he never cried, he just laid and looked at everyone. (Such a different experience than with Payton!). The doctor came out and visited with us after it was over - she couldn't believe the amount of infection she was able to suck out of his ears. She said he would no longer be a 'drunk monkey', would start babbling, and would be one happy little guy. In my mind I was thinking 'shoot, he can't get any better - he's already a happy little guy'. Boy was I ever wrong! He is walking everywhere (in the past he maybe took about four steps) and would really like to run, he's started calling me 'mama', and he is smiling and laughing nonstop. He's never been a crier - he always just looked somber (kind of an 'I don't care' face). He's got a personality now - and he feels so much better (even though I really didn't know he felt all that bad!). So - I'm so happy we got those tubes put in! The only downfall to it is that he is now hearing Payton in the night (she screams so loud when she wakes up in the night) and it just breaks his heart. I think he's going to be a tender-hearted little guy (which I've been praying for - his sister will need that!).

Payton spent the night with my parents the night before because I knew if we woke her up at 5am she'd be up and ready to go for the rest of the day and I was hoping she'd sleep in a bit. By the time we got home she was biting her nails, tearing papers, etc. and as my mom and dad said, 'she's just a bit "off". It just messed her routine up a bit, but I'm hoping that by this evening she'll be back to herself.


Please keep Abi in your prayers. She has surgery tomorrow for her tethered spinal cord.

10 comments:

Julie said...

I am glad everything went well. What a cutie.

Kerry said...

What a great pic! I am so glad everything went well!!!

Laura said...

I'm glad it all went well. He is just adorable!

Nicole said...

What a special boy you have (and gorgeous). I just can't get over those eyes! I'm happy that things went so smoothly. You guys deserve that! Take care.

Tes said...

So blessed, he is such a handsome boy, love those eyes! I am so glad everything went well.
Lila's mommy

Heather said...

Tara, i am glad it went well. What a sweetie! He does have the most beautiful eyes. I think he gets them from his mommy. :) Like I said, my nephew just had tubes in and a lot of fluid drained. My mom told me last night the he is starting to talk more, and he is coming out of his own little world. He is hearing EVERYTHING! It's a whole new world for Koen!:)

Kelly said...

I am glad everything went well with Koen...

Every minute counts.... said...

I am so glad to hear that things went well. Koen has a gift of bringing joy I think. He brings me joy, just looking at him! He is so cute and you can just tell the greatness that will come to be!

Noel

Jenny B said...

Those are the bluest eyes I've ever seen!

Michelle said...

I know I'm late, but glad to hear the surgery went so well! He's going to be a heartbreaker for sure - such crystal blue eyes!