Charlie now at 27 months old and 21 months post surgery.
QUESTION A LOT OF PEOPLE ASK IS WHY POST THESE PICTURES AND IT'S SIMPLE. WHEN WE KNEW WHAT SURGERY HE WAS HAVING I LOOKED IT UP LIKE YOU AND WAS FULL OF INFO BUT NOTHING OF WHAT REALLY TO EXPECT. SO IT'S NOT TO SCARE YOU BUT TO PREPARE YOU OF WHAT THE HEALING LOOKS LIKE AND MAYBE NOT FEAR IT SO MUCH.
They gave him more blood and it made a huge rebound in his color and liveliness, pink again and wanting us.
When I showed up Kathy had him upright in the hospital stroller sleeping and I bent over and looked and him. I must of made some sound and I noticed his right eye was peeking open and I quietly said hello to him and he instantly bust out in a cry. It was so nice to see his blue eyes again and I quickly stole him from the wife and walked the hospital floor so he could have a look around. He was smiling at people who would pass us in the hallway so he must of been comfortable.
I can't say enough about the wife for staying at the hospital and having a huge lack of sleep for all that time.
The one thing that is haunting me is all the children who were there and are struggling with problems that might never go away or will cut their time short. I feel the huge need to do something with the hospital and doing their benefit/fund raising programs.
I'm gonna keep posting pictures here as his head looks more normal so other parents can come here to see what to expect.
Here we are at day 9 and looking really great and a lot different in personality. He's sleeping all night now and is all smiles during the day. I couldn't catch a smile with the camera because he was so interested in it he was impossible to distract.
After & Before