Thursday, June 30, 2011

26/52 - the patient

26/52 - the patient

The past 2 days have been long for all of us but Will did outstandingly well on surgery day and post-op.
We couldn't be more proud of our brave boy.
I cannot say enough about the people at the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison.
From his caring and gifted surgeon, his ENT doctor and dentist, and the nursing care he received.
As a former RN, I can say Will received medical care at it's very best.
We're happy this is behind us and hope Will's recovery and healing continue to go well.
It's going to be hard to keep this active boy from doing cartwheels but we're going to try
to get him to rest today. :)

Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers for Will yesterday, the 3 of us felt them.
And thank you to our friend Carla who took care of Grace and our dog Molly.

We'll be laying low on this long 4th of July weekend.
Have a fun and safe one!


17 kind words:

Love Letters To China said...

What a little trooper you have Gail. So glad to hear your experience at the hospital was all that you hoped for and more.

Hope your little man listens to his mommy and relaxes today. I'm sure he'll be back to the old Will before you know it. ;-)



Sharon Ankerich said...

What a sweet boy~ hurts my heart to see him hurting but oh so thankful he has been in such great hands!!! I know how much the prayers mean. I have been working on SJ's China book and her surgery week. Whew~ hard to go back and relive but so necessary to remember how far we have come! Will looks amazing and praying you can keep him quiet! It's hard to keep EK down too. :) Bless you over the weekend!!!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Awwww, so sweet these photos are. I wish him a speedy recovery!

Sharon said...

I'm so happy he did so well! I hope the healing time flies by.

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

What a strong big guy...still sending lots of prayers for a fast and not painful recovery. I know what it's like to keep a little boy down(going through the same thing with my nephew for a year)hope it goes well for you! Your are such a great documentor, something I really lack ;)

Wanda said...

I'm so glad this next step wnet so sell and is behind you all Gail. I love how you describe your brave little man.

Enjoy your quiet week-end.

Jboo said...

So happy to hear that he is doing so well. Take it easy this weekend!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

so, so, so, glad all is well.


Jill Samter Photography said...

another beautiful post gail! so full of love and sweet memories.

wishing you a blessed holiday weekend and a speedy recovery for will!

keeping you all in our prayers!

xoxox jill

Marla said...

Awwwww, what a cutie, even with his little nose all bandaged up. Glad all went well, hope his recovery is quick!! Happy 4th!!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Such a strong little guy! I hope things continue to go well and that he is up and at em in no time.

Much love and light being sent your way!


Kayce said...

So glad all went well with surgery. He looks like he's enjoying that popsicle and playing in bed! Enjoy a low key fourth and hope healing is quick and painless!

ashley said...

hi Gail, hope recovery continues to go well. Hugs to you and your brave and handsome little man.
xoxo Ashley

China Dreams said...

Glad he came through with flying colors. Hope you have a restful holiday weekend.


Ellie said...


I'm so thankful all went well! You captured so much in these photographs!

Giggling a bit imagining you trying to keep your cartwheeling boy quiet for his recovery :)

xo ellie

Robin said...

Oh Gail ... I have been away from the blog for too long! I had no idea that Will was having surgery!! I'm so glad that everything went well & he is going good!! I know it breaks your heart to see him in pain ... big hugs to mommy & little Will!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Gail, so, SO glad the surgery went well. I hope the recovery continues easily. And I was so sorry to hear about your sweet Molly.

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