Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here are a couple of photos of Kai post op. His eyes aren't as bright as usual because he's still a little doped up, but you can see the results.

Getting ready for surgery

Kai's out of surgery!

It's 3:20 and Kai has been out of surgery for about 2 hours. He is doing so well. The nurses are amazed as he hasn't cried once and has already drank two glasses of Gatorade. He's super groggy and sleeping right now. His lip and nose look really good, but are pretty swollen. Dad and I are having a very hard time adjusting to it. He looks like a completely different child, but very cute. We'll post a picture as soon as he's awake and we can get a good one. He's not a big fan of the arm restraits and keeps holding them up for me to take off. When he's more alert I think I will show him the mirror and explain why he can't bend his arms. He's such a trooper though!!! Jo

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Well, tomorrow is the big day (1st of many). Kai is having his lip surgery done at Riley Children's hospital at 9:00 a.m. (August 26th). He has no idea what is about to happen, but we did watch a documentary on cleft repairs a couple of weeks ago and he was enthralled by it. We're staying at the Ronald McDonald House tonight as we have to be at the hospital at 7:30. He is sleeping with his finger in his mouth like always and it's so sad that this is the last time he will be able to do that. He has to be in arm restraints for three weeks after surgery to make sure he doesn't touch his mouth. That is going to be rough! We'll post more tomorrow.
I need to add that the Ronald McDonald House is amazing! What a blessing to soooo many families. Please drop all your change into that thingy at McDonalds from now on. Jo


Kai had a great 3rd birthday on August 2nd. We had it down by the lake and it was a beautiful sunny day. He didn't know what to make of a day devoted completely to him, but he really enjoyed himself. Of course it was car/truck themed since that's what he's CRAZY about. He got 22 new cars, trucks and motorcycles to add to his growing collection!