Feb 24, 2012

{home at long last}

surgery number four is done & we are all home.

i updated a bit thru twitter & things this past week but i'm sorry its been a bit quiet if you've been looking for updates here.

a need to get a laptop again eventually for hospital times.

surgery day went really well.
isaac went in at 7 for what we thought would be a 3-4 hour surgery. 
...so then 3 o'clock rolls around & he was still in surgery & we were getting incredibly antsy.
it was a long day to say the least.
but after nearly 8 hours we were told everything was done & isaac was doing well {we did get a few updates in between time, too, but still. the length of it all was scary…} 
it just turned out that the surgeon was being extra extra careful - which we definitely appreciate.
isaacs body just kind of did its own thing in the intestinal catergory & they didn't know what some things were & what they were connected to just from looking at them at first, which accounted for a lot of the extra time.

he is healing up well so far - still a bit sore. & still with a catheter thru next week, but everything went just about as well as we could have hoped!

i am so grateful to be home.
sleeping in a bed again.
& seeing my little boy smile again.

we had a few long, kind of discouraging days but we made it thru.

& the hospital wasn't so bad, actually, in the recovery time.
kind of peaceful & nice.
lots of time to read & listen to music & hold buddy & just be.
the kind of time that i just don't take a lot of at home.

if it weren't for the sofa & well, the surgery it could almost be a vacation.


but all was successful & he came home with a little bottom :)

just one more in may sometime & we will be done!

thanks for praying & thinking of us this past week & for the encouraging posts & things.

much love from the colemans.


  1. He is such a beautiful baby. & I am glad to hear that his surgery went well! Keeping you guys in my prayers :)

  2. mindy--so glad to hear it all went well!! thanks for your updates! i'll be praying still. he is just precious!

  3. such a sweet heart,,,glad to hear all went well and you are all home,,,keeping him in my prayers,,,,,

  4. so glad to hear he is doing well and you are all home. I know you don't know me, but I've been reading your blog for a bit and you guys were on my heart all week and I have been praying for you! I've been anxiously awaiting an update. (: I'll continue to pray for the little guy. he is so precious in all of these photos.

  5. what a beauty!! Thank you Lord for your sustaining grace!

  6. so happy!! :) love that little man.

  7. He is such a sweet, sweet boy. Have read your blog for months and wish nothing but the best for Isaac and your family.
    Drop a pin in Vancouver, BC.

  8. Thank you for the update! Love you!

  9. I'm so happy to hear his surgery went well! He is such a little dear. :)

  10. What great news that things went well and you're back home. You've certainly been in my thoughts this week! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. so glad the surgery went well and that he is recovering, praise the Lord. i've been praying every day and will continue to do so. love you guys, all the way from Plymouth, Mass. :) (the pictures are precious! he is such a sweet little guy <3)

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  13. Accidental double post and delete!! I'm not very good at this blogger malarky. :-) Sorry.

    I'm so glad it went well and he's home. He looks so sweet and just melts my heart. My mum and her fellowship group will be delighted to hear his news as they've kept you and Isaac in their prayers this week in particular. We're all still holding you very dear in our prayers over here in Scotland and hope to see many more happy updates soon. :-)

  14. thanks for the wonderful update! rest well! :) love you, amadea

  15. What wonderful news. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  16. So glad to finally hear good news. I've been praying and thinking of you every day. Very happy you are home and pleased with Issac's progress. Beautiful little boy that wins everyone's heart. So proud of the way you as a Mom are handling surgery, hospital stays and doctors. You and Dad are his best advocates and you are doing an amazing job. Prayers thoughts, and hugs every day from Chattanooga, TN.

  17. Glad you are hearing good news, you must be so excited! You will be in my prayers :)

  18. keep praying every day for you and for your beautiful little boy.

    with love
    Katerina FF

    1. i think about you and your family every day. thank you for sharing your story- it is a beautiful one. you are all in my prayers.

  19. im out of the loop and didnt see that he went in for surgery last week, so glad to hear it went well. what a precious little man!

  20. barbara and dorothyFebruary 28, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    i so love to keep up with issac's progress. mom and i pray for you daily. God be with you. your mother is my cousin. we met at your grandmother and grandfathers house in casa grande. love to the family barbara and dorothy in california

  21. I've said it before but I'll say it again. I don't know how you do it. You and your little family are incredible! I'm praying for you and your baby boy!

  22. He is the sweetest little guy. I am so glad his surgery went well. He is so lucky to have you as his mommy :)