Jan 25, 2013

{back to normal feeling}

this year one of my goals is to get back in the swing of keeping this updated. there are just so many things going on all the time. its been a fun outlet for me, i just run out of time. so here is to hoping i can start making a bit of time again for things like this...

anyways, we came home from the hospital sunday the 13th late in the afternoon & it has been so so good to be back. i was beginning to forget what it felt like already, to be holed away in our own little place.

friday up until that sunday afternoon we were all set to go home - we were just waiting for a dirty diaper to say that the surgery had been successful. & so when the time finally came we left the hospital within the hour.

i think we really learned a lot that week from having to interact with so many doctors & staff as we walked thru a few more minor issues. we learn things every time. it makes me grow up bit by bit. makes me a little bolder. more like a dragon momma. isaac, you are so good for me. i can't be a passive person with a little man like you :)

isaac has been recovering wonderfully & so much more quickly than we had expected. we just had his first post-op checkup yesterday & everything was great. the only thing we are trying to get under control is little buddies diaper rashes. they aren't spreading, which is good, but his little bum is raw.
he also lost a bit of weight at the hospital from being on an iv for a week. always such a bummer. every ounce he gains is such a victory & he looks so small & delicate again.

BUT, we are holding our breath on this one - isaac has always been a horrible eater - a lot of that is just what comes with his disease, but since we've been home he has been doing a little better eating. not excellent, but i am ecstatic. we are nearly hitting some of his calorie goals we had worked out with his nutritionist months ago & i pretty much thought wouldn't be attainable. holding my breath & praying he keeps it up. he's also doing a little better with solid foods & in the past he has had aversions to those as well.

some of his sensory issues - his distrust & fear of being touched seems to be back in full force. i can't really expect any different. we've worked through a lot of those in the past with really gentle massages & warm baths & things. we will just work through them the way we have been & i think it will all work out. a mommys work is never done :)

we are so grateful to be home & for all of the prayers & kind words. i read & reread each of your comments & they were so encouraging after a long week. thank you!!!


  1. Yay Isaac! So glad everything is going well. I bet a dirty diaper has never been so excitingly anticipated before! :)

    Love your updates, Mindy!

  2. Issac is such a beautiful little boy. our thoughts and prayers are with you all for a full, quick recovery. God has blessed you with this precious little man. I am so glad that you are home. There's no place like home, where he is familiar with. Get some rest, and may God bless you and your family.

  3. Aw I'm glad everything went well! May God grant you all strength and patience :)

  4. Praise the Lord!! been praying for y'all and will continue to do so. so glad that he is doing so well!!

  5. Mindy, you will never cease to be amazed at just how much a momma's work is never done, no matter the child or situation. You are a huge blessing to Isaac and it's so clear that God picked you out just for him, on purpose. What a wonderful pair you are.

  6. still praying always! you're doing a great job, mindy. so glad isaac's surgery was successful.

  7. You are such an inspiration to me. I love that no matter what life throws at you all, you manage to turn it into something good and beautiful. It won't be so long now until you can explain more to Isaac and he can explain more to you :-) Thank you all for sharing your experiences and teaching us all so much.

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