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Friday, January 8, 2010

Easy Peasy



Well, we're home now. Everybody is fine. Your love, your prayers, and your incredible kindness felt like a blanket (with sleeves!) of grace, and I thank you.

We left the house at 6:30, and arrived at the hospital to have the official Johns Hopkins Coffee of Healing:



Then, came the waiting. 





 

There was that strange dichotomy that this is a hospital, a place of repair and healing, but also a place of illness and heartbreak.

The kids didn't care. They laughed and played in their surgical gowns. 
Throughout it all, the doctors and nurses (especially the nurses) were kind, heroic, and skilled.

I heard a doctor say to a patient, "I heard that somebody ate a bird. I need to check to see if it was you."
The little girl, clutching her stuffed hippo, laughed and said, "I didn't eat a bird."
The doctor said, "I just need to check," and listened to her heart with his stethoscope.
"Nope, no birds," he said.
"I told you!" she said, giggling.

I love people that choose pediatrics. 

 
After Paul put on his funny suit, and we posed for awkward, exhausted pictures...


...they took my Joely away.



Everything was taken care of. Problem solved. Easy Peasy.


Another happy ending, another little miracle.

36 comments:

michelle said...

YAY. I'm so glad it went well. Of course it did. Now everything can hang JUST RIGHT.

The pict of his glasses in your hand made my nose sting.

Always another little miracle:)

SamiJoe said...

ack, i'm bawling!

glad everyone is ok.

Coby said...

Frantically fanning my eyes to make the tears go away. So glad it went well and that he is okay....and gets to eat again.

Robin said...

Ohhh..Im so happy for you and that it went well..Ive been out of loop a bit..bless you and your family...!!Im glad he is doing fine..!!

Bethany said...

Oh goody. You were all so brave.
A blanket with sleeves is a Snuggie! MAybe you need one, in pink!
Hope you have a restful, easy weekend.

Michele said...

I'm so glad everything went well. Sending him warm thoughts for a speedy recovery.
You were all very brave!!! Big Kudo's to you, MOM. ;)

My Life in Purple said...

so relieved everyone is all well!

noisycolorfullively said...

Praise the Lord!!! Yay for little Joely!!!

The glasses, "...they took my Joely away." - snurp! I cried!

We're hip hip hooraying here for his success and praying all is back to rightness soon!

Frau said...

Great news....I've been out of blogland for the holidays! I hope your little boy is doing better! Prayers and hugs~

AudreyO said...

Glad to read it all went well. It's so scary. Is he back home or did they keep him overnight?

Ms. Moon said...

Ah yes. Those glasses.
Breathe easy now. All is well.

Mrsblogalot said...

More love for you guys here! Glad all is well.

Debbie said...

How wonderful to have it behind you. And yes, people that care enough to make hard stuff easier for our kids deserve a special place in heaven.

Stephanie said...

Hooray! More hugs for all of you.

Rebecca said...

Yep, I agree, people who chose pediatrics are amazing people.

Our pediatrician always looks for Barney, Dora or Mickey Mouse in the kids ears, nose and throat.......Butterflies too. (My daughter loves butterflies and he's an avid butterfly watcher)

Glad to hear everything went well....

I actually searched the name of the surgery you said in the previous post and that reminded me of a boy I used to hang out with.

He actually has to go in every so often to have his 'sack' drained. He took everything all in stride and it was sort of a "WOW" Pete has a big 'sack' kind of thing.

You know how guys can be with their 'big between the legs' stuff.

kys said...

Awww. I'm so glad for all of you. I have tears in my eyes seeing your adorable guy in his hospital robe. I know what that must have done to your kind, loving heart.

Muliebrity said...

Seriously? No before and after pics of the surgery? I want to see how his gold toof looks! Glad that is all over with and successful!

Daffy said...

You are so strong! I'm choking back tears while typing this. I know you do what you have to do when you have to do it...that's what moms (and dads) do.

So glad everything turned out well!

Mama Zen said...

That picture with the oxygen mask made me burst into tears!

I'm so glad that everything is ok!

Naomi de la Torre said...

Sooooo happy to hear that your baby is okay. What a relief. Surgery on a little one is so frightening, even if it is a minor one. My Diego fell and cut his forehead open this week. We had to take him for stiches. He is only 2 and so they had to sedate him and everything. It was slightly traumatic, but we all made it through and enjoyed popsicles afterwards. Diego loved his popsicle most of all cuz he hadn't been allowed to eat for hours. That may have been the worst part of the whole thing, denying him the ability to eat, drink, and nurse. I felt like a torture monster. But he is fine too and I am so happy your son is doing great. Thanks for the honest posts and sharing all the details with us.

Kristin said...

OMG, I'm trying to type this through tears. You are truly such a brave mama! Glad to hear all is well!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Ohhhhhhh I'm so glad everything went OK - the picture of you holding his glasses followed by him looking like a little cherub with the oxygen mask did me in. ((HUGZ!!))

Nikia, May and da kids said...

I have been out of the loop for a minute being off line (note to self: strangle hubby = )

Thank you for sharing such a personal story with everyone. i am so glad your baby boy is doing well. He is so precious and I know I am drawn to his quirky and cool glasses. May the good Lord comfort your home at this small trial in Joel-izzle's life = )

Now if I may, I need to go back and catch up on reading your previous posts.

May

Joanna Jenkins said...

Phew! I'm so glad everything went well.

Sending love and hugs for an easy recovery.

xo

blueviolet said...

I'm so glad that it's been taken care of and all is well now. What a blessing! :)

It's so hard to see your little baby lying there like that. And I love the tender moment at the bottom when you're feeding him.

Cinda said...

Oh, baby Joely, I am so glad you have a mommy and daddy and family forever around you who love and care for you! Nancy, I am sending gratitude skyward that all went well for your darling son. Your post brings back so many viscal memories of the fear and steely strength that are so intertwined when one's child is sick or in the hospital. I hate to tell you this but it never goes away, even when they are 23 years old. ARGH! The flip-side of mommy love is that feeling that we can't describe any better than the over-powering love side. If you know what I mean ( <:
Breathe, take care and relish all the healthy days!

Cinda said...

PS...I meant VISCERAL not viscal. Wow, toooo early for me on a Sunday morning!

When Did I Become said...

Oh Nancy sweetheart that photo of him brought tears to my eyes for you. I know it must have been incredibly difficult to sit by and do nothing...

SO glad he's ok! Hugs and kisses to you all!

Corrie Howe said...

I'm so glad everything worked out. I was praying for you all day and meant to text or email you but forgot. I'm sorry.

Cat said...

Yay! I'm so glad everything came out OK.

Unknown Mami said...

Oh Sweetie, that must have been so hard. I'm a mess just looking at the pictures. I'm so very happy everything turned out well.

Sonya said...

Im sooo glad everything went ok!! As a parent we never want to hear that our child needs surgery and we totally don't want to see them all hooked up. Lets hope there is nothing else like this in store for Joel for the rest of his adorable life.

Adoption Of Jane Ug-LBC said...

I'm new to your blog, and I just saw this.. bless his lil' heart! He's so adorable.. I am glad his surgery came out okay! He's so cute! I grabbed your button, great family you got there!

Kirby3131 said...

That's quite an ordeal. I wish I could send you that paper Emu I posted on my site :) I'm sure two little boys would have a lot of fun with it!

Kristin - The Goat

Melani said...

well it looks like everyone else already said it, but I will say it again, Glad every thing turned out wonderful! I have not been on the computer in a few days, so I am behind...Thank God he is ok.

4 Lettre Words said...

I'm sooooo behind, and I apologize for this tardy comment.

Thankfully it looks like all is well around the house post surgery. XO!