If you recall from last week's post, we are back in the hospital again. Alex had another surgery on Friday to remedy a bowel obstruction caused by adhesions which were a result of the appendectomy. He's doing much better now ... improving daily. We hope to get to go home on Friday. He had his NG tube removed this morning and was allowed to sip some apple juice this afternoon. We're taking things really slow to make sure we don't take any steps back this time.
He had lots of fun today, playing in two different play rooms, and riding the elevator. Now he is snuggled up on the couch with his Grammy watching a movie on his DVD player.
Since we are in the hospital again, many of my photos this week are of Alex.
This sweet little lion was given to Alex in the Children's Hospital ER when we, unfortunately, had to return after having just left on Friday.
Our first full day back in the hospital and Alex wasn't really allowed to get out of bed and off the suction for the NG tube, so we had some toys brought to us instead. Otherwise it would have been an incredibly long, boring day.
We waited all morning for Alex to get called down to have his new PICC line put in. And, of course, they called us down right after this gentleman came to play drums and bongos with the kids. We got to spend about 10 minutes with him at least. And Alex enjoyed playing the bongos while he could.
I think I told you before how Alex is getting terribly spoiled while in the hospital. Well, today we went to the gift shop so he could pick out a toy and came back with a music set which included this xylophone. I'm sure our neighbors are just thrilled. :)
Alex got to play doctor today during a Teddy Bear workshop hosted by the hospital. If the train engineer gig doesn't work out, he could always become a surgeon. :)
Second surgery day. He was pretty tired afterwards so he slept most of the evening. Doug and Grammy came to be with us and I was able to enjoy a little of the Parent Only night the hospital hosted. I got a mini massage and had a few refreshments while my little man slept off the anesthesia with his pal, Woody.
While looking for something other than hospital stuff to photograph, I found this bumble bee in the hospital's healing garden. I wondered why he wasn't moving at all until I noticed the rain drops on him. He was probably just waiting to dry so he could fly away.
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