Thursday, May 31, 2012

recovery

we headed home with sadler around 7:00 last night, we were so thankful to be able to take him home so soon after surgery! Such a nice surprise since we had been told a few different times that we would be there over night!

Just a little “laymen’s terms” description of what happened: *correct me if i’m wrong medical peeps, because i very well could be!*

when baby boys are developing in the womb, their testicles are forming up in the belly area, after birth they travel down leaving a hole where they pass through, most of the time this opening closes up, but Sadler’s apparently did not. Some time in the past few days his intestines dropped into that opening causing a hernia and pinching off his bowels, making him very sick. The surgeon closed off the opening so he shouldn’t have any further issues with it. He also clipped his frenulum to free his tongue.

The worst part for him was by far getting the IV in, it took 3 tries and I know from experience how painful that can be when they have to dig around for a vein. Poor buddy was not impressed, his heart rate was in the 200’s during that! I felt bad for the nurse too, she and every other female that caught a glimpse of him went on and on about how cute he is! He is adorable for sure! Especially with those big, sad eyes!
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It was so nice to be home!

This is him 4 hours after surgery! SO crazy! Ignore the blurry video and all the junk on our table :)

 

and this is the first time he ate anything (and kept it down) in over 24 hours, with his new free tongue too! such a ham!!

 

today he`is very sleepy, I'm making sure to keep up on his pain meds or else he gets kinda irritable.

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all things considered he is doing great! We are so thankful he is better and it wasn’t anything more serious. Let’s just say when I first felt that lump my first thoughts were not “hernia”, things could have gone very differently and once again I’m so grateful that things went as well as they did.
It was a whirl wind of a day, thanks again for your comments and prayers!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Surgery completed

Sadler is out of surgery and recovering well! Looks like we'll be able to go home tonight yet!

Praising God!

Update

Sadler will have surgery at 4:00 here at devos children's hospital to repair the hernia. After a rough couple of attempts to place his IV, he is now on morphine and feeling less pain.
Thank you for praying for him!

Pray for Sadler

Sadler was throwing up during the night last night and this morning. When I changed his diaper this morning I felt a lump near his groin. We took him to the medical center and they told us he has an Inguinal hernia. We are heading to the children's hospital with him now where they will most likely do surgery.
Please keep him in your prayers

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Weekend

we had a great weekend with a perfect mixture of work and play!
Saturday morning I went to Zumba class and the boys got to work on the yard!

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by the afternoon the work was done so after the boys’ naps we headed to town for dinner and to pick up a few supplies and some groceries.

Sunday we went to church and the boys took naps while I went with my parents to a photo shoot they had done as a gift from us kids for their 30th wedding anniversary coming up!

After our evening church  service we met up with some friends at the park for a cook out and play time!

the dish i brought! *thank you pinterest!

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sadler was such a little ‘oinker’ he ate 2.5 hot dogs, tons of fruit and 2 slices of cheese, can we say growth spurt?!?

 

Monday morning we all rode the new wrecker in the parade, isn’t it so funny looking?! *thanks for the shout out from a blog reader, loved it ;)*

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aren’t they so adobs?!

love that little wave! he loved it!
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After the parade the boys played by my parents house while Robb and I went to get flower for our window boxes,


when we got home we planted them and then took off for the cottage where we spent the rest of the day!

 

Such a fun weekend but let’s not forget why we recognize memorial day in the first place; a huge thank you to our veterans and those currently serving our county!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

{insta}friday

linking up again this week with life rearranged

life rearranged
Saturday
opening day at the cottage
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sunday:
family night at the park
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monday:
swimming play group at the holland aquatic center
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tuesday
grocery day, gray getting a ride on sandy the horse
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family bike ride
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wednesday:
play date at the garvelinks
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our rock star got a rockin room makeover!
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thursday:
fun in the kiddie pool
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friday:
sleep boy sleeping during breakfast!
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cutest little workout buddy
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cottage day
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Friday, May 18, 2012

{insta} friday previously known as ‘iphoto dump day’

linking up with life rearranged
friday night;
downtown fun at tulip time
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Monday:
kidney testing at Holland hospital (insurance wouldn’t cover my Mayo trip this year so we stayed local instead)
rocking the hospital gown!
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daily occurrence; can’t seem to keep the lids closed around here! ick
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Tuesday
fun at the park
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little cutie trying to stick out his tongue but he’s tongue tied! just adorable!
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Thursday:
another day at another park
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all tuckered out
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Friday
backyard t-ball
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family night at the beach
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thankful for another great week! so blessed!
have a great weekend bloggy readers!
much love,
me
life rearranged