I finally got to hold my baby boy again. I have to say that he was pretty darn fussy until they put him in my arms and then he snuggled into his rightful place. Cuddling my baby has probably been one of my strongest memories, good and bad, of this whole experience. Not being allowed to hold him, or even really touch him, was something that was really hard for me. My arms felt empty and I ached to be his comfort and support again. When the surgeon came around and said, "Lets get that baby into Mom's arms." I thought I would die with joy. It was pretty interesting getting him in and out of my arms though. At the point that they let me hold him he was still connected to a billion tubes and wires, so it literally took 2 nurses to place him in my arms. His voice was still SUPER hoarse from the ventilator tube down his throat and it just made his little voice all the more adorable.
Justin, my Mom, and the boys all arrived today and it was the SWEETEST thing to see the boys come and interact with Cameron for the first time. They each came in individually and were soooo sweet. They each had a lot of questions about what was what and how he was feeling. They kept kissing his feet and touching his leg. I asked Evan if he missed Cameron and he made my day when he said "yes, but I missed you more!" Well melt my heart and mop me off the floor. Each of them were very happy to spend "their" time with "their baby" and really love being here as a whole family. Honestly that has been one of the hardest things about this time. We miss not being with each other. The boys are acting up a bit while my mom is watching them and I know its because we aren't together, Cameron is also gone, and I am pretty sure they are feeling everyones worry about what was happening. Thank heavens we get this Easter weekend.
Cameron had the majority of his tubes and major lines taken out today. Watching those lines come out was pretty darn interesting. Probably not something the faint of heart (or stomach) should watch, but I found it fascinating! I'm really enjoying giving Justin the details and watching him squirm.
The BIGGEST news to report is that Cameron was healthy enough to be transferred into the ward. It is really exciting to be able to see him lying in the bed by a window that looks outside and him not be attached to a mass of machinery.
Cameron is VERY awake now and is constantly punching himself in the face with his hand, which has a plastic barrier taped to it so he cant rip out his IV. It is adorable to be able to see him start to get his personality back. Now I am just looking forward to his first post op smiles.
We are so proud of our little man.
Our monitor graveyard
Daddy holds him for the first time. Look at the look he is giving his Daddy.
We were eating lunch in the garden area and Evan says "Mom I need a plate" Me: "Why?" Evan: "I need it to collect money for my new wheelchair while I play the piano."
I died!!! How cute is that? So we gave him money and so did one other woman when we explained to her what he was doing.
3 days post op and his incision looks fantastic.
Our new home