Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Blessings beyond words.

This is Ellie's Dad checking in. Reid is doing well and resting this evening. He's holding down clear liquids and formula so he might be able to come home tomorrow! His surgery lasted approximately 5 hours, which was a little longer than expected. Our surgeon, Dr. Gosain, did an amazing job. I can't even begin to describe how please we are with the outcome. I literally had to take a seat in the recovery room because I was so overwhelmed. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement!






20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, he looks so sweet! I have been checking your blog all evening hoping to hear something. God is soooooo good!! His little nose and lip look terrific. I can't believe that you might get to bring him home tomorrow. We will continue to keep you covered. Please call if you need us for any thing. Hugs from all of us to all of you.
Rhonda

grandma Deb said...

Hi...I have never met you except via conversations and our new Abigail's blog...may I say your lives and 'light' have been a refreshing comfort, support and encouragement for us. Reid looks great, and his physical healing will be as profound as the love and strength his family has shown. Thanks for being there and GOD BLESS

Micah said...

So glad to hear that everything went well. He looks great! I was sure thinking about him today. I was hoping to see pictures when I checked the blog this evening, thanks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

Thought about you all day today. Hurray! Michele came through with your blog for me. Oh my goodness is he even more beautiful!! God is good. I can't believe how great he looks. You are all the greatest family. Keep your faith. Know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Jeanne Gonter

Wendy said...

Wow! He looks beautiful! I have tears in my eyes! I'm so glad to hear things went well! I hope he has an easy recovery!

Allison said...

What a little angel, I was in tears when I saw his picture. It just brings back so much from when I saw Abby after her surgery. I'm so happy to know everything went, and is going so well. Big hugs and kisses to Reid from Abigael!

Mary said...

He's so precious! He looks great! I'm so glad to hear he's eating well. I know that makes it esier on all of you. Best of luck with the recovery!

Grin & Barrett said...

Oh my goodness...... What a little angel. I am at a loss for words Janeen..Its hard to fight back the tears. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything.

LifeWithTheFerrells said...

YEA!! He looks great! God is so good! You will continue to be in our prayers. Please call if you need anything. You know Ellie is welcomed here anytime. I can come get her if you need! I will pray for your rest as well as Reids.
God is good all the time....All the time God is good!
Tina

The Lucey's Triplets said...

I am so glad to hear things went well! He looks so sweet in the pictures! We send all of our love to Reid and your whole family!

Melissa Contini said...

What a precious little angel!! You were in my thoughts all day yesterday. I am so glad that everything went well. Please let us know if you need anything.
Melissa

Cookie Monster (me), Better Half (my wife), Caylin (our girl) said...

He looks absolutely beautiful! A new smile to love!! He looks like he is already to come home. Praises to God for a successful surgery!!!!!!!!!

Anne said...

AMAZING!!! I've never seen or been involved in this process before. And, I'm in awe of the medical talent. How precious he is.
I'm glad he is keeping fluids down and is doing well. We pray for a speedy recovery.
Take care,
Anne

Rachel said...

OH Janeen,

He looks amazing...seriously tears right now! We love you guys so much and are so glad this part is over and Reid did so good. I thought about you all day yesterday and even check your blog a million times. Continuing to pray for quick easy healing.

Big HUGS*

Rach

Jenson's said...

What a tough little guy. Reid is seriously our saving grace, our encouragement, the one we look up to. Reid, Ellie, Janeen, and Brian, you are such a great family. Reid, a special thanks to you for being such a tough boy and enduring this all. Reid has such a beautiful new smile. Give everyone hugs for us. I am in awe of the transformation. Good Job Ski's!

Anonymous said...

The pix are great! Thank you so much for the update after surgery...you have all been in my heart the past couple days and I am glad that all went well. I am sure that you will grow to love this new smile just as Reid will. Best of luck for a speedy recovery for all of you. Please let us know if you need anything.
Beth R

Good Remedy said...

Reid looks so precious. You will be amazed at how much he changes over the next week. Remember that days 3 and 4 the swelling is the worst, after that it will be much much better. Will keep praying that Reid continues with good progress!

Anonymous said...

He is so beautiful! It was so good to be there to meet your surgeon and meet so many in the dental office who have been such a wonderful part of Reid's life for so long. It is obvious they love Reid and all their little children, who are so special to them. I loved the surgeon's smile. You could tell it meant so much to him that we are all so pleased with the results!
love....Mom & Dad Leatherman

Uncle Aaron said...

Looking Great....Keep up the good work

steph said...

Janeen,
All of us at school were anxious all day. Thanks for calling to give us the update and sending the pictures for us to ooh and aah over. You are right...the doctor did an amazing job. What a blessing that there are people who have that awesome talent...to make Reid's sweet smile even sweeter. Hugs to all of you...Love you guys!
Steph

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Love,
Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?