Tuesday, November 15, 2011

OUR 100TH POST!

Welcome to our 100th post.
It has been almost 4 years since we started this blog. To be honest I feel like it was just yesterday.

My husband came up with the idea to start a blog so we could share with everyone about Mason’s condition. When he was diagnosed (prenatally) it was a very difficult time for both of us so it became our way to communicate with everyone behind closed doors as we dealt with our new reality. This way everyone we cared about stayed informed without having to ask us a million questions. At that time we were to “fragile” to answer them so it really was the perfect solution.

Since then it has become much more than just a place to get information about Mason (although during a season of surgery that is mostly what it is). I have used this blog to share my insights, perceptive and in a way it helped me find my way back. I also pray that it has helped other families going through or starting to deal with their new reality of facing a CHD.

This surgery will close a HEAVY chapter in our lives but it isn’t the end of our journey. We will continue to live everyday with a child who has a single ventricle heart and this will come with obstacles that we will not be able to predict. We are a strong family – and together… Greg, Mason and I we have been through a lot and since this is out 100th post we wanted to share with you all just how strong our miracle man is…

Mason and his Daddy before his transport to Children's Hospital


Our first family photo. This was also the only time I was able to hold Mason before his surgery.


Mason after his Norwood Surgery. They left his chest open for 3 days to help with swelling. During this time you could actually see his beating heart.

Recovering after his chest was closed

Heading home for the first time

Happy at home

Our amazing little boy!

6 months old and ready for his Glenn Surgery

After Surgery

Still not feeling 100%

Feeling better at home

Happy FIRST Birthday!

LIVING LIFE

Last but not least - His Fontan Surgery

This is it. When we check out of here there will be NO scheduled surgeries.
Talk about a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!!!

3 comments:

Christina said...

Its so funny...I can totally see Masons face and the looks only he pulls off...even in his newborn picture!

Esther said...

Hooray and amen! Praises be for Mason's strength and his faith based Mom and Dad. Such joy! The world is all the better for the family of Mason. We love you and smile as you work and live and play!

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing this! I am so happy he is doing well and no surgeries schedule a true blessing.

 
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