Happy Birthday Lochy ~ February 1st, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Lochlann. I cannot believe my little guy is 6 today. The days are flying by so fast lately. Thank god he was out of the hospital for his birthday. We have postponed his party until he is able to run and climb and play better. But today is his actual birthday so we celebrated just the family. We offered to take him out to dinner…or to make anything he wanted but he insisted that he had to have Pizza Pops for his birthday dinner. Yuck! But well it IS his birthday so Pizza Pops it was! After that we had amazing dessert from Nana and Papa. Then he opened his presents from us and then we all played board games before bed. Happy Birthday little Lochlann. We love you baby!

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January 25th, 2010

Lochy is now free of all tubes and IVs. Yay!

Over the weekend they removed his staples. This did NOT go well. They let a student do them, and clearly did not give her proper instructions or guidance. They have this little tool that goes under the staple and you squeeze…and it fans out the ends of the staple so they slide out when you pull. Well she had the tool upside down so instead of the ends fanning OUT they went IN as she is attempting to yank them out. You can imagine this was painful for poor Lochy. She was on number two when JAMIE (Yes Jamie…not the two nurses watching the student) noticed that it was upside down. By now the two staples were mangled and twisted and not coming out. So they had to get a doctor in there to cut them. While waiting for the doctor to show up half his incision opened up again. It clearly wasnt healed as they had hoped it would be. It was already 8 days from the time he had the surgery so it should have been healed but because of the extensive infection in Lochy it took longer to heal. So they taped him back up (luckily they didnt need to re-staple).  NOT a great day for Loch overall. I cried several times that day. And I am sure Jamie did also. Bad bad day.

BUT…now it is Monday, and all Lochy’s tubes and IVs are out and if he doesnt throw up by tomorrow then he gets to go home! Hooray!  Here is a pic of him after they took the last IV out…up and walking free as a bird. He still cant walk for large amounts and he is in pain still but he is UP and thats what counts.

Lochy up and walking, free of tubes and IVs...Yay Lochy!

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Lochy Update ~ January 22nd, 2010

So Lochy is still in the hospital. After 1.5 days he was out of ICU and moved to the pediatric ward. He is on a bunch of different antibiotics to kill all the infection caused by the rupture. Every day he looks a little better. The poor thing has been through SO much. They are picking at him and taking  blood several times a day and all the tubes and the IVs seem to keep coming out so they need to be redone… and he just isnt happy. As of today he has most of the tubes out, and he is down to only one IV right now. He is looking better and better every day. Today him and I walked to the playroom a few times and played with some of his toys. Here are a few pics of him after he had most of the tubes out. Still pretty sick but looking SOOO much closer to normal.

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Lincoln’s Curling Tournament ~ January 22, 23, 24

This weekend Lincoln had a curling tournament and a hockey tournament. With Lochlann still in the hospital I missed the hockey games but I did manage to see him play curling. Here are a bunch of pics of Lincoln in action. He is in the blue, team WEMBLEY. He is the one with the too-long hair…lol. Good job Linky!

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