Saturday, November 23, 2013

Four Weeks

Yesterday marked four weeks since Christopher's surgery, and the end of his recovery period. He has recovered beautifully - no infection, no problems with the incision site, no other serious illness. He will still be following up with a cardiologist once a month or so for the next year, but to say I am relieved that we made it through this four week period without incident would be an understatement. We were restricted from picking him up under the arms for the past four weeks so that we wouldn't disturb the incision site, which is on his left side. Based on how he has been sleeping lately, I don't think it is bothering him one bit:

Now I am just hoping and praying that things continue to go well, that his aorta doesn't narrow again, that he can come off his blood pressure medication in a few weeks, and that he continues to be the alert, (mostly) happy boy he is starting to be. And I might ease my hand sanitizer policy a bit. Just a bit.

Social smiles!

1 comment:

  1. He is such a sweet, ADORABLE baby boy! I'm glad to hear he passed the four-week mark with flying colors, and I'm glad you can lift him under the arms again. It was HARD trying to get him out of his carseat without picking him up that way. ;) Looking forward to our next get-together with ALL the boys! Happy Thanksgiving!!! We have a lot to be thankful for, don't we?