Monday, August 17, 2009

Back Home

Nicholas came home from the hospital Saturday afternoon. He did so well with this surgery and is recovering well too. Both a PICU nurse and a children's hospital nurse commented that his lungs sound great and not like most chronic lung disease babies. It was also nice to see our favorite NICU nurses who visited us in the ER

He seems to be back to his old self. He is eating just about the amount he was before the shunt malfunction. We canceled physical therapy again and aren't doing his exercises right now. We are going to give his tummy some time to heal and start PT again next week. He doesn't seem to mind the incisions on his tummy and has a ball during floor time. Last night he was trying so hard to roll over. He had his top arm all the way over to the other side and was turning his head face down. He just couldn't get his hips over. Mark shaved the rest of Nicholas' head on Sunday. We saved the hair and Mark put a note in the baggie saying who the Cubs were playing. We have a little baldy now!


  1. Wow! What a difference from those bad days in December and January. I was re-reading the blog and got all teary-eyed reliving those horrible days after his intestinal surgery. Nicholas is so much healthier now and I am sure that helped him recover quickly from the latest surgery. I saw first-hand what an adorable little baby he is. He loves to watch you talk and mimics your facial expressions making all those cute little baby sounds as he smiles and laughs. Mark and Corinne are very proactive with his PT making every attempt to give Nicholas a head start with his physical abilities. They are both terrific parents. The love they hold for Nicholas is so visible and touching. He is indeed a lucky little man to have them as parents. Time for Grandma to stop gushing. Love to all of you. I miss you and can't wait to visit again.

  2. I am so sorry to hear that this sweet little boy has had to through yet another surgery, but am glad that he is doing better. He is such a little fighter and he's not even a year old yet! Please give him kisses and hugs from his Aunt Pat Matthews. Hopefully, Uncle Joe and I will be moving down to Columbia next spring and I can give him a hug and a kiss in person. Nicholas is in my prayers every day. Love, Aunt Pat