Hello July – Fictionophile updates

Many of you have inquired about my new little grandson, and I’m happy to report he is improving daily. Our family went through many sleepless nights and worry-ridden, stress-filled days following his surgery, but he has turned out to be a little fighter.

On May 28th my 34-year-old son was rushed to hospital with acute appendicitis. He was operated on at 7:00 am.  Meanwhile, my daughter-in-law, his wife, was undergoing a cesarean section to deliver their first child, and my first grandchild, a boy. This was tragic timing as the baby was one month premature and was in breech position.

My son was distraught that he couldn’t be with his wife during the birth. They were in different hospitals.  Though things were a little rocky at first, all seemed mostly well with the baby.

My son, discharged from hospital just six hours after surgery due to these special circumstances, met his son for the first time.

Since then, the baby has undergone surgery to have a portion of his bowel removed. Tragic for him, his loving mum and dad, and his doting grandparents.  It was a waiting game, to see how his recovery would go. As of June 1st, he was not eating, or breathing, on his own.

But, with the strength that only tiny people seem to have, he rallied.

The first week after surgery was very tense for those who loved him.

But now, he is one month old. He has made terrific strides in his recovery! Remember, he was one month premature, so really he is just due to be born now!

And… I’m delighted to report that on Tuesday, June 25th, he was released from hospital!

Thanks for all of your kind and caring comments. I appreciated each and every one.

As for the blog, I’ve been quite remiss in answering your comments and also I’ve not visited as many of your blogs as I usually do.  Hopefully this will improve in the near future.

I did manage to get a vegetable garden put in at our cottage. And flower gardens of course…

Now, I’m hoping to be able to spend more time with our little grandson, work in the garden, and of course read and attempt to fulfill my myriad review commitments.

Happy summer everyone!  And to those who live in the great country of Canada like I do,

Happy Canada Day!

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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43 Responses to Hello July – Fictionophile updates

  1. I’m so glad to hear your grandson was released from hospital and is doing well now! He’s a real cutie!! ❤

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  2. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Oh goodness!! I’m so pleased there was a happy ending for all involved, but I can only imagine the stress of it all – it sounds like an episode of Grey’s Anatomy! Sending you all my best wishes and good vibes ❤️

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  3. Kelly says:

    I’m so happy he’s home!!!


  4. Lynne, I’m thrilled to tears to hear this news. I was so worried that your silence on the matter meant bad news. What he’s gone through! (and all of you too) It’s wonderful that he’s home now with his loving people.

    Congratulations on your beautiful grandson!!


  5. I’m really happy to read that your Grandson is doing much better now and that he is home from the hospital. It must have been such a worrying and anxious time for you all but a relief now he’s home. x

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  6. ah, Lynne, my heart ached for you. new babies should be thrilling, happy events, and his little life looked so serious. now, looking at these beautiful pictures, I, along with others can relax and know that you’ll have a beautiful, happy summer with that special grandbaby. some do fight against the odds and it’s good to know he’ll be strong and growing–certainly looks healthy now!

    and your garden, if your area has been as slow as ours and then jumped from winter directly into summer as we have, i suspect we’ll all have very late veggies this year, tho must say the flowers have begun blooming. now the fairy garden–finally–some color with late-blooming daylilies. have a blessed month.

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  7. J.P. Choquette says:

    Goodness, how stressful! I’m happy that your grandson (and son) are doing so much better. What an incredible story…hope that July is much calmer and more relaxed for all of you. Sending prayers and good wishes your way. Happy Canada Day!

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  8. I am so happy to hear that your grandson is doing much better.

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  9. Sandra says:

    Special photos of a special little man, Lynne. What a summer you will have! ❤️️

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  10. Happy Canada Day and congratulations on your adorable grandson. What a stressful time, but I’m thrilled to see he is doing well!

    Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦

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  11. What a scary time for all of you! I am so glad that your little fighter has made it out of the hospital. I so hope that this is the start of a smoother time. Please keep all of us updated.

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  12. thequietgeordie says:

    Your new Grandson is gorgeous! So pleased he’s home from hospital. Happy Canada Day to you!

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  13. Zoe says:

    What a gorgeous little guy. Congratulations to you all. I am so glad everyone is doing well! What a stressful spring you’ve had. Enjoy the summer and that beautiful little boy, blogging can wait! xx

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  14. yvonnembee says:

    What amazing news to read, I am so happy that things are getting better xx

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  15. So pleased to hear he’s been allowed to go home! He’s absolutely adorable!

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  16. marypicken says:

    What a terribly worrying time for you all. So pleased to see that your grandson is recovering well and so gorgeous, too!

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  17. So delighted to hear your grandson is doing well. He’s so sweet! Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦

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  18. Cathy says:

    What a little treasure 💖 so glad all is well.

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  19. Carol says:

    I’m so happy to hear a good report and see the picture proof! What a difficult and stressful time 😢

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  20. eLPy says:

    Congratulations on all of their wellbeing. This is fantastic news. Thank you for sharing his cute photos. A beautiful miracle. Enjoy your garden & your family, the internet will wait. 😉

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