Wednesday, June 17, 2009

a Mother's heart

These were taken last Thursday morning at a nearby park.
My sweet little son William.

The past week has been a roller coaster of emotions, several visits to the pediatrician, surgeon and almost ER visits with William. Yesterday he had exploratory surgery on his upper lip to see what was causing the swelling that was getting worse. His surgeon found a very infected inside of his upper lip that was cleaned out...we still don't know how it started but are speculating an abrasion inside his lip that didn't heal and formed an abscess. He came through yesterday's surgery outstandingly well and we're relieved and so thankful. I always tell people...I can deal with almost any emergency or event with children, but when it's my own...it is really, really hard...
Will is getting lots and lots of TLC, snuggles, and Popsicles ad lib.
Thank you so much for those prayers and good thoughts for our little boy!
And I wanted to add...one funny thing that's happened in the midst of all this excitement(stress) lately...Will has decided that it was time for him to be potty trained...so potty training we are doing too! ;)

20 kind words:

Joan said...

I am glad it all worked out so well. Those popcicles sound great!

Missy said...

Gail, I am so sorry I didn't get to email you yesterday, as we were in all day recital dress rehearsals, but Paige and I prayed for William yesterday morning. I am so glad that he came through and the infection was cleaned out and that he is on the mend. I'll be checking in as soon as recital is over tomorrow. Love and hugs!

Jboo said...

What a relief that it went so well for little Will! More posicles for him and Grace! :)

Janet

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Just so glad all is well.

Lea
xo

The Morris Family said...

So glad for the good news, Gail.
God is so good and faithful!
Keeping Will in our prayers for a swift and healthy recovery.

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

I so hear ya about the mother's heart...being a mother means that your heart is walking outside of your body. Quite a vulnerable feeling. So happy that Strong Will is living up to his name ;-)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the photos..
So glad things went well.
HUGS..
They are soooo cute..

Gavin's Family said...

Sounds like the whole clan could use some down to time as everyone feels the effects of a roller coaster week. I'm so happy Will came through it all doing great.

Felicia said...

So glad Will came through surgery okay. What a big boy...surgery and potty training in the same week!

What a trooper!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so glad that everything went so well yesterday.....you were all in my thoughts and prayers!! I am guessing that little William is well on his way to a full recovery.....and what a bonus that he is starting to use the potty:)

talk to you soon,

Lisa

Super Mommy said...

Sounds like you had your share of stress. Glad things are better now - you had just what the doctor ordered - p0pcicles!

Kim said...

So glad to hear Will came through his surgery well. Popsicles sound like the best medicine!

Gail said...

What a great way to end an emotional time!
Potty trained!! Yahoo!!!!!

Dita said...

So glad to know that William is back to his wonderful self!

Margaret M said...

I love the smiling pics of your Will. I can't help but think that he and Graeme would be great friends if only we lived closer. I am so happy he is on the mend and he continues to be in our prayers too!

Kayce said...

I love how Will was ready to start potty training during this stressful time! It takes away a bit of the stress maybe and adds a little laughter. I am so glad all is well with Will and now your summer will be filled with lots of laughs, love and good times! Hugs Gail!

Heather said...

As always beautiful pictures! So happy Will is doing well and they found the source of the issue. Praises!! You certainly have a beautiful mother's heart, lady!

Thank you for sharing your adorable children with us.

Love,
Heather

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Great to hear Will is doing well. He is quite the champ and a cute little monkey too!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Kerry said...

Gail- so happy that Will came through surgery and is recovering so well. A huge stressful scare for your entire family.

Hugs and so hope he continues to mend without any further treatment.
Our love,
Kerry and family

suzanne said...

Oh Gail it must of been such a worry, so glad he is on the mend now. Hugs to all of you.

Love The Wongs

 
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