Saturday, October 27, 2007

He is home!

After a day of drinking juice Zane was finally able to eat some food. He picked pancakes and contintued eating even though his stomach hurt. Poor thing probably thought they weren't going to feed him again. Here he is with his pancakes!

He was in really great spirits.

Goggles brought her little one to the hospital to visit. Isn't he adorable?

I love it when he squishes up his nose!!

Here he is finally free of the IV bags!!

On Friday they finally were able to go home. Zane going stir crazy? He took to walking around with his feet in these washbasins!

Here he is at home. Nina and Zane are thrilled to be home. They will be continuing with his follow up care by going back to Milwaukee for check ups.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

3 Cheers for Apple Juice!

Zane was able to drink apple juice today. The doctor said if it went well that he would be able to have food tomorrow. Nina told me that he drank a lot of juice really fast. Then he got a stomach ache, then Nina could actually see his belly rumbling (ew), and then he felt better! What a success! He was on fire today, he wanted to play, and go to the park, and play, and did I mention go to the park? My grandparents came to visit, as well as my cousin and her little girl. My family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, phone calls, visits, and support. It means so much to all of us.

I will post today's pictures tomorrow morning.

Update: Here are the photos...

The quality of this photo isn't great, but he is just so gosh darn cute with a clown nose!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

He's feeling better...

The doctor's are saying that he is healing faster than expected. However it will still be a long process. He was full of energy today, in fact he has colored all over his sheets, apparently he will not be contained by coloring books. He got the pic line today and this evening they started using it for his nutrients and fluids.

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Here he is in the playroom. He looks so skinny.
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He loves Mr. Potato Head.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Send Good Thoughts

My nephew is very ill. It turns out that he has a fractured pancreas and will be at the Children's Hospital in Milwaukee for the next week or so. He is in fairly good spirits today, and all he wants to do is eat (part of the healing process includes giving his digestive system a break by not eating or drinking). The doctors are busy trying to find out how this happened. Stay tuned for more news.

Here he is at the emergency room.
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His hand is splinted so the IV will stay in.

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He is starting to get spunky again!

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Coloring and healing is hard work.

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Tomorrow they will put a direct line into his chest. They will be able to draw blood, give him nutrients, and fluids through this line. It will also free up his hands so he can color, put together puzzles and many other things 3 year olds like to do!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Stay tuned for more posts...

I have been so busy since my last post that I have completely neglected my blog. Stay tuned for posts about my following adventures
  • NASCAR, yes really!
  • Big Bear Mountain
  • Downtown Los Angeles shenanigans
  • Our weekend in San Francisco
  • Our fun filled long weekend in Indiana for Amanda's wedding