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,