All Healed Up

Jax had a rough couple of weeks after surgery. He was in a lot of pain and would cry “Mommy, please give me medicine.” 😦 He was very sensitive to the catheter, so he had frequent and severe bladder spasms, which were heartbreaking to watch since there was really nothing I could do to help.

He is such a trooper! When he felt ok, he played like a champ and ran circles around me like usual.

The doctor took the catheter out on Monday – hooray! It is SO good to be done with that. Jax is still feeling some residual effects from the surgery and catheter, so I’m trying to cut him some slack. We took a special trip to visit Grandpa Mike and Uncle Adam at work where they are building an addition. It was a jackpot for Jax – he LOVES construction equipment.

preschooler at construction site

The surgeon says that everything looks perfect and he’s very confident this will be the last repair needed! We have to back in three months to be sure that everything is healing properly and that there is no scar tissue causing any problems.

After that, we might be able to check this specialist off our list – as you know, that is my favorite thing to do. 🙂

Jax will go back to daycare tomorrow for the first time since surgery. He will be so happy to see his friends – they have been asking about him. And, frankly, I will be thankful for the time to regroup and recover myself – I realize how much these surgeries affect me, too. It’s so difficult to see my child in pain. I need some time out in the woods with the sun and the wind to refuel and get back on track. A hike in the forest is calling my name!

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Author: Andrea M

Oh man, what an adventure! I went into labor unexpectedly when I was 23w3d pregnant. Jaxson was born weighing 1 lb 8 oz. A tiny little peanut, but boy was he feisty. He still is! We love it now, but we probably won't when he is a teenager. I write about our journey and all other things that come with it, including a brain tumor. We look forward to "meeting" you - come hang out with us...we're pretty cool.

4 thoughts on “All Healed Up”

  1. Thank you for the update. In the event you didn’t know …my niece Ashlea and I have prayed for Jax (and you too) every day since he was born. I share your information constantly so that she would know of his many accomplishments. You three are all our heroes. It is hard to see such a little person in pain. I am so glad that he is recovering well. You too take care as it takes a lot to go through all that Jax has had to endure. We love all of you and absolutely love to hear how you are all doing. God bless………..

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