Thursday, August 30, 2012


There's a lot of healing going on around our house. It’s been a rough couple of weeks recovering from Matthew’s surgery, and on Tuesday night we ended up at the ER at Children’s Hospital in Seattle because Matthew was having some acute pain. He cried for three hours Tuesday afternoon and wouldn’t be comforted by anything, no matter what I tried. He refused food, didn’t want to be held, didn’t want to be left alone—and finally after trying about a hundred different things, I realized that he was probably in a lot of pain because of the stent in his nose. Fortunately our surgeon was at the hospital Tuesday evening and was able to come see us in the ER and remove Matthew’s stent. His poor little nose was raw and bleeding—I can’t imagine how awful it must have felt.

So the last two days we’ve laid low for the most part, and today I saw marked improvement in Matthew’s behavior and appetite. He was back to his smiley self again, which was such a relief. And he's eating, which is the best news of all.

And now that the stent is out, we can finally see our sweet boy’s face again, and we marvel at the repair work that was done and the artistry of our surgeon, Dr. Tse.

There are more stories to tell, but this mama is totally exhausted and ready for some rest time tonight, so I’ll just leave you with some photos so you can see for yourself how our boy is healing.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, he is SO beautiful! And so are YOU. Love the smiles. Thank you for the update.