Monday, April 13, 2009

Surgery update and Easter...

Late Thursday afternoon I received a phone call from TCC that Fletcher was scheduled for surgery the next morning to remove and replace the port. So, Friday morning as we were loading up Fletcher, much to our surprise, we found out the surgery would be at Baptist Hospital! As you well know that's our hospital of choice and there wouldn't be any residents poking on our boy. We were elated! As far as we can tell the surgery was successful. They put another port in him which was exactly what the Nurse Practitioner DIDN'T want. Tomorrow will be the true test. Fletcher has blood work on Tuesdays so they will use the port to get the blood needed instead of sticking him. If it draws blood then were good. If not, I don't know what we'll do. Anyway, Fletcher was quite a trooper as always! He loved riding in the van and before surgery some of our sweet friends from the PICU came to visit him. He really showed off for those girls. That's one thing about Fletcher, he LOVES pretty girls! He was quite cranky after we got back to TCC but who can blame him? Not me!

On our way to the hospital

Amy and Kristin our friends from upstairs

Tired and cranky

We started our Easter activities on Saturday afternoon by coloring a couple a dozen eggs. The Easter Bunny came and hid the eggs while we slept and Maddie woke up early to find them. We went to church where we had yet another egg hunt. The youth hid the eggs in the sanctuary because it rained all day on Sunday. After church we headed up to TCC to get our boy! He was super excited to see his sisters. It was so cute watching him wave and blow them kisses! Craig and I loaded him up in the van and we went home to get ready for all of our company! Craig's family came over to help us celebrate Easter. I also invited my family and quite a few of them came. We were happy to see my niece Samantha and her son Story and my brother Brett, they came in from Houston. My sister Kim and her kids Kaleb and Kylie. My mom, another niece Chevaun and her four kiddos and husband came too. A lot more people were invited but couldn't make it. Which was bittersweet, since it rained all day Sunday we were stuck inside and my little grey house will only hold so many people. We weren't able to have an egg hunt either. And I missed my other sisters and their families! There's always next year, right?

Craig and the girls coloring eggs

Maddie finding the eggs EB hid while she slept ;)

Here we are at church minus Fletcher

Silly Maddie waiting for the church egg hunt to begin

All three of our children in their Easter duds

One of the many attempts at all five of us

Maddie and her cousin Story they hit it off well

a few of the Milgrim grandkids


oda41143 Missy said...

Awesome family pics. Love the dresses! Looks like you had an awesome Eater. Fingers crossed that the port works.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! I love your blog...especially when posted with so many pictures! Beautiful! Love much, Janet