Thursday, May 27, 2010


Being that Jack is 2 1/2, he did not fully grasp what was going on at the hospital this past weekend. Of course, he did develop a fear of anyone in scrubs, but that is to be expected!

For the most part, he behaved normally during our stay. A little grouchy, kinda whiny, silly as all get out but he was also incredibly sweet and loving. Some things I want to remember...

-When we were first checked into the hospital (not an hour after diagnosis), it was just me and Jack. Ryan took Brayden and my mom back to the house to gather what we needed for an open-ended stay. Needless to say, I was shocked and upset. I cried off and on. Jack and I were in our hospital room and I was sitting on a little couch. He walked up to me after I had started crying again and said "It's ok Momma. No reason to be scared!" and then he went back to watching Dora. I will never ever forget that moment.

-The week before our hospital stay, Jackson came up with a new favorite saying. He asks "Are you my best friend??" no less than ten times a day! Of course, his Daddy and I LOVE to answer that question, and it would brighten our spirits every time he asked over the weekend.

-On Sunday after his second surgery, we were in the recovery room. He was still very groggy from anesthesia and not too happy. I was sitting beside the bed, holding his hands and comforting him. His Daddy was holding Brayden a few feet away. One of the super nice nurses started talking to Brayden. Jackson opened his eyes a little, pointed at the nurse and said "Hey, that's MY brother!" So protective!

-On Saturday, Ryan was laying in the bed with Jackson. It was about as calm as you can expect in a hospital room-we had a break from tests, doctor visits, etc-so we were hoping Jack would sleep. He had other plans! Ryan went ahead and closed his eyes, thinking Jack would follow suit. Jackson told his Daddy "Roll over so I can pat your back. You need to listen to me!" Think he has heard that before?? ;)

I am thankful for sweet moments like these, and I hope and pray for more. They help us to keep our heads above water during this storm.

{Leaving! Alvin and the Chipmunks greet you as you step off the elevator.}

"Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


1 comment:

  1. I hope you are home now and finding some resemblance of your routine {YEAH RIGHT!}. Sounds like your little man is taking everything like a champ. Please feel free to call anytime you need to talk! XXOO



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