Saturday, July 14, 2012


Just an update for those of you who don't receive my texts and don't do facebook. Henry is doing really well. He had his surgery on the 11th (Wednesday). The surgery he has is called "The Glen". It's pretty major stuff. He was on the bi-pass machine for about 30 minutes. Everything went as it should have. He came right off the ventilator after surgery and when we went in to see him he looked great. He slept most of the first day and moaned a lot. It was sad to hear him complain, but was very much expected. That evening he had some bleeding and the doctors were a little concerned. He was extremely pale and honestly looked horrible. It scared us to see him look so bad. They gave him some blood and eventually the bleeding stopped. Almost instantly he started to look better when he received the blood. The next day he looked really good and started eating. He was awake more, but still out of it a lot of the time. He stopped his moaning and pretty much just laid there quietly. The next day (yesterday), he really started to eat. They pulled all his drains and lines, so we were able to hold him. It was so nice holding him and knowing that he was going to be okay. Last night he was moved out of the ICU and onto the Cardiac Surgical Unit. It's nice to have a private room and a little more quiet. I talked to the nurse this morning and it sounds like he is doing really well. He slept all night and she was going in to feed him. We are taking the girls to see him today, that ought to be interesting. They are excited to see him.
I am extremely grateful to my Heavenly Father for Henry's strength during all of this. I feel so blessed that Henry is doing so well. Every time I look at Henry I see a miracle. I would never wish any of this upon anyone, but I am grateful we have gone through it. I feel like I have learned so much about myself, life, and my relationship with Heavenly Father through this trial. My faith has been tested. Henry is a sweet baby and I love him more each day. I cherish my life and health more today than yesterday. I think blessings (and wake up calls) come in a variety of packages, mine came in the form of a little baby boy. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family. I love you all so much!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

family picture

Last week we got family pictures taken. It's always a gamble how they will turn out, but I have to say I was extremely happy with the results. My sister Michelle took them at a local park. Thank you so much for doing it for me! It was a lot of work to get ready for them and make the kids happy, but totally worth it.
On a side not if anyone is wondering...... Henry's surgery was suppose to be on July 3rd but he was bumped off the schedule due to an emergency. He is now scheduled to have his surgery this coming Wednesday. We will keep everyone posted on how it goes. I am extremely nervous and every once in a while I have a total melt down thinking about it. He needs to get it done however, and I know that whatever the outcome is we will be fine. I am relying on my Heavenly Father 100% that His will will be done (and hopefully that is that everything will go fine and he will make a speedy recovery). Please pray for my little Hank (and maybe for me too). I would be lost without the little guy and hope I don't have to experience life without him.