Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Greg's Adventure

He thinks it's so cool for mom to ride in the back with him and that he is alone with just mom and dad. He has all his gear: doggie blanket, Cars slippers, Speed Racer jammies and backpack with Copper inside!
Not loving the hospital jammies too much - they are NOT Speed Racer...but look at the cool bracelet that says he belongs to mom and dad. We had fun watching the birds on the roof while we were waiting and Dad liked playing with all the lights and switches. (not kidding)
Like a lamb to the slaughter - this broke my heart and I was biting my lip the whole walk down the hallways. He thought it was a grand adventure, grinning the whole way. (And yes, we did prep him so he knew pretty much what was going to happen, I am not that cruel to just send him in unknowing) This is where mommy kissed him good-bye and then ducked into the restroom to have a little cry and prayer #57 that everything would go ok.
"YOU! YOU DID THIS TO ME!" Greg in recovery, he did soo well and cried as soon as I mentioned him going home soon. I let him hear grandma's voice on the phone which he liked but really he slept most of the time, waking up to eat orange slushie while Dan and I watched Stardust in Spanish. Dan was good at making me laugh translating for me. I love that he is so clam and mellow to my worrysome and emotional at times.
Get this thing off of me now, it's not fun anymore

OK, maybe it's a little fun. Greg started cracking jokes at me in the wagon ride to the car and we were able to look at the really cool model train set they have while waiting. The it was HOME!!

He has done so great - so great I sent Dan off to the movies last night to see Dark Knight. He had a little rough time being woke up for his medicine which involved Dan and I both struggling to get him calmed down. But since then, an excellent patient. But hoping the ear tubes and T&A removal will help him so much!
* T&A is what they kept calling it. I felt like I should've been covering his ears everytime they said that!!

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers...I think this was more difficult for me than him!

19 comments:

Heidi said...

We ran into Dan at the movies last night. :) I'm so glad that everything went well! Just another grand adventure in a 3 year old's life.

Reagan said...

Greg is so sweet. I'm so glad everything went well! What a brave little guy. I love your blog kris :)

Susie Harris said...

Bless his little heart...and so brave! I know that feeling when they take em' away and you just stand there with that lost face... wanting them back but knowing you are doing the right thing... I hope he is doing great and has a wonderful day with lots of slushies... Take care.. Susie h~

Parker said...

I'm so happy that everything went well. LOTS and Lots of Popsicles for Greg. He was so so so brave and you were too.
HUGS,
kat

Marla said...

Brave little boy...

I just have to say that Davey got tubes just before he turned 2 and it was the BEST thing that could've happened. He was a different, much healthier, kid afterwards and I was wishing I had done it months earlier! I hope you see the same progress!

Jenn said...

Glad everything went ok. I have never sen them use a little wagon before ,that's a cute idea !

keysha said...

He looks so cute in those pictures showing you his hospital bracelet. He is such a sweet little guy, and I'm glad he's doing well! I think it's always harder on us as parents when we have to watch our children endure anything painful! (Even shots are hard for me!!!)

Randall said...

What a doll, I'm so glad everything went so well.

Melissa Lester said...

I hope you two are enjoying lots of popsicles together! We have never had one of our children in the hospital, so I can only imagine how difficult it would be to keep it together as they are rolled away. Oh, it brings tears to my eyes just to think about it!

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I am doing well. I think the epidural is helping, but it may still be a little early to tell. I am very hopeful, though. Thank you for thinking of me!

kjtroxel said...

Such a strong little guy!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

What a sweet, brave little guy. It's always hardest on mommy. Well, not this mommy, just other mommies..lol.

Blarney said...

I love the slippers!
Thanks for stopping by the other day & your little guy can have my slushie .. (((hugs))))

Lacy said...

My son would love to hang with Greg and all of his Thomas the train gear and Cars slippers. We have that same cute crocodile shirt too!!! We get so many compliments on it.

Reagan said...

I would LOVE to make lauren a doll. Do you have any pink and green fabric in mind? If you want it to match her bedroom or an outfit she has, you could just pick out and send some matching fabric to me and that might work out the best. email me and I'll give you my address. reagan.g.b@gmail.com

They dont rquire much fabric at all, so I just buy one of those fat quarters at the quilting shops. I have the stuff for the rest!

angie said...

For some reason I can't read the words attached to the pictures, but whatever he had done at the hospital looks like a positive experience! :)

I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog when I was featured on SITS. I look forward to many more visits. Off to read more. I mean look! :)

JenniBeanV said...

Aww! What a sweetie! I am glad his surgery went well!

NatRat said...

I remember when they took Bode off in this little wagon...it breaks your heart. You worry so much. I am so glad everything went good and that he is recovering.

ilovepink said...

I am so glad things went well! I just can't imagine! I still can't stand it when my daughter gets shots! He looks like he was a trooper!
PS: I tagged you

Crazy Momma said...

Oh, do I know what you are going through (or went through). Both my boys had tubes. The second had them 4 times! Ugh!

Glad that everything went well!