Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back home

Success!  We were able to come home yesterday, and the last 24 hours at home have gone fairly well.  Titus was understandably upset coming out of surgery, but they were willing to give him all the pain meds we asked for in recovery, and Titus even talked a little to us in between bouts of crying.  The nurse we had on the floor was very quick once we got up there and really stayed on top of his pain management.  We were discharged the next morning, and once Titus had the IV out (he didn't like being tethered), he was almost back to his normal cheery self.

Now we just have to make it through the next week until the sutures come out, and he'll be set for a few years!  Liz is already talking about when she will get to stay at the hospital and have an "ouchy lip."

Before:

 
After:


Saturday, August 13, 2016

An Update in Three Movements

Well, this four-ring circus has barreled down the track through summer, and we've finally made it to the summer finale.  We had a blast in the midwest, hanging out with all the cousins and other family, and enjoying the cool-ish weather thanks to all the rain.  We made it through our first week of G3 (our church VBS program) and even arrived early most days (since I was teaching and all...).  Art classes, hanging out, crazy summer rainy concerts at the biopark...and now our summer is drawing to a close.

M1:  The surgery

Titus has his last surgery on Monday.  With two surgeries under our belt, we know what to hope for and (sort of) what to prepare for.  Again, you can pray for wisdom for everyone who will be caring for Titus, and good pain management.  This one will be the last one for a while, but the longest--four hours!  I guess the lip repair was not partial, but temporary, so the surgeon has to go in and undo the lip repair before he can complete the final one.  It's a tricky surgery because he has to knit together all the muscles and blood veins, and there's the 'look' to figure out as well.  We are so blessed to have a great surgeon!

M2:  The peaches

I figured I'd need pictoral proof for this one.  Yes, that peach is 9.5 oz, and we're getting a lot of peaches that are over half a pound.  Such great timing with the surgery and all...but I get to practice giving out of the abundance that God has given us.



M3:  The Olympics

It's been so fun watching the Olympics now that the kids are older.  Lizzie says her favorite is "Katie LeDucky" and always asks if she is swimming.  The kids do gymnastics, so they've also been having fun watching the men's and women's events.  We talk about what events the kids could do some day (even though I don't really want them to), and marvel over the athletes.  And just in case we do end up there some day, I'll give you a sneak peak:


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