Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The photos from the hospital stay

Evan's newly pink little piggies

This was taken the morning of the surgery. He was having lots of fun playing with his trains while we were waiting for him to go into surgery.

This is Evan's anesthesiologist. He has been there for all of Evan's surgeries and heart catheterizations. He is a very nice guy and makes sure that we completely understand what is going on.

Evan playing with the PICU doctor. He is a very wonderful doctor and has always taken the time to make sure that I understood what was going on while Evan was under his care. He never made you feel like you were asking a silly question.

Evan's sweet ride. Evan's eyes lit up with excitement when he saw this wheel chair. Even after his leg was free he still wanted to ride around in this rather than walk.

The therapy dog that came by on Saturday. She sure did a great job because before the dog came by Evan was cranky and annoyed. After she left he was in a much better mood.

Evan's favorite video watching position. He seemed to have a strong need to put his feet up while kicking back and watching his train DVDs.

Evan's enormous collection of Thomas trains.

There he is chasing the front loader down the hall.

Here he is putting his trains into the scoop of the front loader. He would fill it up and then have me pull the lever so that the trains would come tumbling out so he could fill it back up.

Evan's stinker grin

Here he is scratching his head like a dog. He amazed everyone with his incredible flexibility.

Here he is all ready to go home.


Gina said...

So so happy to hear that you are all together again!

And such a cute little guy!

chelle said...

oh wow .... I am all teary eyed looking at the photos! He is so adorable!

txmommy said...

that looks like a really nice hospital!
He's really cute and I'm glad things went well.
Cute little piggies!

Zephra said...

I am so happy you are all home and well. What cute pictures. He looks so much smaller in them then he usually does.

OneHotMomma said...

Yeah! Wonderful news that you are home and Evan is doing so well. Thank you for keeping us up to date on his progress. I've been praying for him and you.

Baby & Mom blog said...

I'm glad he is doing well. The photos are beyond precious. What a sweet lively little boy. :)

Jaelithe said...

I am continually amazed at how resilient kids are. How, even when they have all sorts of tubes sticking out of them in a hospital bed and are clearly in pain, they still want to play.

I am so glad Evan is doing well and got to come home.

Kristi said...

Woo Hoo! Look at that kid...ready to party! Break out the champagne and apple juice!

Anne/kq said...

What a blessing to have such wonderful doctors and staff to help you and your family! My mom (nurse-coordinator for craniofacial for her company) often gets despondent, tired, and overwhelmed, but what makes her pick back up and keep going is that she is helping people. I think it's wonderful that people have such a capacity to love and help one another, and I'm glad you've gotten to work with such a wonderful team. Of course, I'm also glad you have such a spunky little boy who has the spirit to keep healing up and getting through!

Jenny said...

Holy crap is that kid flexible!

Adwina sent me...I'm glad she did. Wonderful inspirational. Isn't it amazing how tough and resilient kids are?

I'm so glad you're home and doing well!

Awesome Mom said...

Ann, I think that meeting all the wonderful and caring people that we have has been the best part about this whole ordeal. I would never wish this on anyone but I am happy that we have had the chance to have out lives enriched by so many wonderful people. We may not get to see these people in our regular life but they will forever live in out hearts.

Guinevere Meadow said...

What dexterity, scratching his head with his foot!! I had to look at the picture twice to see it! :)

GoofyJ said...

Enjoyed the photos. :)