Friday, June 5, 2009

Changes. Fears. Etc.

It's been far too long since I last updated this blog but I have a good excuse -- we've had several major life changes in the past 2 months. A new job for my husband, a move to a new city for all of us, and a new role for me. Yes, they said it would never happen (well, mostly I said it would never happen) but here I am, a stay at home mom. Now let's just hope Kaden takes it easy on me. I am new at this, after all.

Now for the hard stuff . . .

Kaden is scheduled for palate repair surgery on June 16th. I took him for all of his pre-op appointments on Monday, no easy task considering that Kaden and I both had colds that felt like the plague and Kaden topped his off with an ear infection. He was unhappy and uncooperative to say the least. He's been taking antibiotics and the consensus is that he'll be fully recovered in plenty of time for the surgery.

For some reason, I find myself filled with even more fear and dread than I did before the lip repair surgery. You'd think I'd be calmer because I now have a better idea of what to expect but it's really quite the opposite. I'm anticipating every agonizing step. It's torture.

Kaden's first birthday will be just 4 days after surgery. Poor little guy will be in arm restraints and probably miserable. It breaks my heart but I suppose we've all got to keep our eyes on the prize --Kaden will be healing and this long arduous chapter of his life will be completed.

Please keep us in your thoughts and, if you're so inclined, pray for a complication free surgery on June 16th and an easy recovery for our sweet little angel.

1 comment:

Joy Howse said...

You are now on my calendar for that day. I pray that everything will go smoothly and as pain-free as possible. Adjusting to staying at home does take some time to get used to. I have been doing it for 4 1/2 years now and still at times need an attitude adjustment. I am blessed that I get to stay home, but sometimes I wish I could escape and have some grown up conversation. :)
Hope you have a blessed weekend.