View Full Version : Jack doing great!
03-16-2007, 06:03 PM
He really is doing just brilliant! Thank you all so much for your prayers, thoughts and support.
Jack's op went ahead as planned on Monday morning, although we weren't quite sure it would as his blood test showed some problems with clotting. Consequently, he bled alot during the op and need a fair amount of blood transfusion. Anyway, he's doing fantastic now and can see out of both eyes today and is running about the hospital ward quite the thing.
But oh my... no matter how much you research nothing really truly prepares you for the emotions does it? I'm home for one night's good (hopefully) sleep and husband Andrew is staying with him tonight. Jack will be coming home on Monday. I'm back in to be with the wee man tomorrow.
Take care everyone one. Will hopefully get some photos posted when we return home officially :-)
03-16-2007, 06:06 PM
Way to go Jack!
Get as much sleep as you can Sarah... It's going to be scarce for the next few weeks.
I'm so happy everything went well.
03-16-2007, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the update. I am glad he is doing well. Do rest when you can- it can be scarce when he gets home!
03-17-2007, 05:57 PM
Hurray for Jack! I'm so glad to hear he's coming through it well.
I agree with you, Sarah, the intensely physical emotional response is one thing education cannot prepare you for. I will say that being well-informed about your decision and expectations may help a bit in keeping us from going totally over the edge, but knowledge of the unpredictable is enough to keep one busy. But, no matter what, waiting with & watching your little one finally go away from you for what you know he's headed for - Wow! How does one describe the sensations of that moment?
Second to that is the first moment of seeing him after surgery (under positive circumstances).
Anyway, I pray everything goes as expected and Jack comes home with you on Monday.
03-17-2007, 11:24 PM
Way to go buddy.
Go home and enjoy the sleep. You also have to take care of yourself. We will send good vides and prayers your way that Jack can come home on Monday.
Great news Sarah! Now you, Valerie and those who are just readers, are a part of our family. I believe the intense emotions that go with this is what does bond us all. It can be hidden in a dormant memory yet it is always there and to me just the thought after many years still brings tears to my eyes. I am truly happy for little Jack and I smile at his future.
Woohoo Jack!!! This is wonderful news and made my day! I'm so happy for you and the family Sarah!
03-20-2007, 01:01 PM
Oh, thank you everyone. We did get home yesterday (Monday) and I'm still feeling a little strange after being in the ward for over a week (complete with hearing so many heart breaking stories from other families there).
Jack on the other hand is just ecstatic at being home with his family and beloved sister at last! He's back to his usual self ... apart that is from sleeping. (Is there a section on this board relating to life at home post-op? He's just not happy at sleeping in his cot and seems to not like lying on the back of his head).
Anyway, apart from that, we're so happy to be home and safe, and very pleased with J's appearance. Even his hair is starting to grow back already.
Will hopefully post pics tonight when hubby can help me upload them :blush
03-20-2007, 01:41 PM
Welcome home! I can't wait to see the pictures! Emily had to sleep propped up- with a pillow under her (I know, I big no-no with the SIDS risk)- she also needed a lamp on (which was never an issue before). I'm glad you are happy with the results! Get some rest! :hugg
03-20-2007, 05:19 PM
ah ha, Jennifer, J is sound asleep with a pillow tonight. he actually fell asleep on his own ... so fingers crossed it's the start of good sleeping again.
ps. now to figure out how to post some pics on the forum!
03-21-2007, 11:28 AM
Yay! I am so happy everything went well God Bless!
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