Wednesday, August 09, 2006

2 yr Reflection...



I am a few days late, but Sunday was the 2 year anniversary of Miles heart repair surgery. Here is a picture of Miles after all his chest tubes were out and he was extubated, he was 15 weeks old, two weeks after the surgery. The yellow blanket is his SAAM blanket. That stands for Security Against All Monsters :) A little boy named Brian made this. He saw his friend Sam in the hospital for something (I can't remember what for) and he was scared for him so he made him a SAAM blanket. Then he decided to make them for all kids so that they won't be scared. My friend from home, Louisville KY, got it for Miles. (Thanks James :) The other blanket was made by the volunteers at the hospital, it actual has fortune cookies on it, the nurse said it was the only thing that was not girly. If it is not flowers, we will take it. Anyway...on to reflecting over the last two years...

Of course, you can't come upon a date like this and not think about all that got you here. July 26th '04, I took Miles to the pediatrician and said, "I don't know what it is, but there is something wrong with my son, I can feel it. He isn't himself, he is crying alot and I think he looks more blue." He (who by the way, is no longer our pediatrician) says, "He is fine, he just has colic." And sends us home, he never even checked his pulse ox and I must have had my head in the clouds because I went without asking for one. But, when I got home I called the cardiac center and left a msg for our cardiologist and he told us to come in. He looked at Miles and told us we weren't going anywhere. He, Miles, had a cath and we found out that his BT shunt had narrowed. It lasted 10 weeks. We were really looking forward to getting the year out of it that they said we would. Anyway...most of this is on Miles page on Tchin. After his surgery is when the real fun started!!! We got a new pediatrician, do you blame me? Dr. Tiwari is awesome, she takes good care of us.

Shortly after Miles recovery he started PT. He didn't want to move, let alone walk :) He walked at 17 months, while we were stranded during the 'evacuation' for Hurricane Rita at the Woodlands Christian Church. They were really good to us. He started talking...well...after a year of speech therapy...The words are coming out now like water or Wa as Miles would say. Today he said 'Done' and 'Ta-Da!' He actually said 'Hi' to our Jenna on the phone today. Today is her 10th birthday (that is another post coming soon). My littlest man is the coolest 2yr old ever, I'm pretty sure.

Anyway, I am so happy to have him here with us today. I just love my guys so much. I tell them everyday (well almost everyday), "I am really glad to be your mommy, I am glad God gave you to me to take care of and to love." Riley says, "I know mom, you say that everyday."
And I will keep saying it, and saying it....

~a very happy mommy~Becky Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Happy 2 yr. post op. Miles!

GoofyJ said...

Makes me so grateful for my pediatrician and nurse and how fast they moved, especially with him rushing in on his day off, no doubt spending the time with his family. He looks so amazing! I enjoyed reading his story, and will go check out more of it on tchin. One of these days I'll quite prcrastinating and join. :)

Chris said...

First, you never mentioned that Dr. Tawari went to Yale... impressive. What a blessing to have such a wonderful story of hope to share with others. I don't know which of you I admire more... you Becky because of the grace with which you handle life or you Miles for being the amazing little man that you are.

Michael said...

I love your blogspot....
What an adorable little family!!

Terri King ~ Las Vegas

Krystal said...

Hi, Becky --

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I have totally neglected it lately, but I'm going to try to update some things and add a link to yours tonight.

This post is awesome -- happy 2 years, Miles!!!