Sunday, October 26, 2008

Update on Little Big Man....

Ellie and Reid's mom here with an update on Reid. Thanks to the many who have asked about him. You are all so sweet. As you can see by the picture...he is actively destroying the house again! Back to his normal, sweet, messy self! He was enjoying taking out all the silverware that I was putting into the dishwasher here. Brian can't wait until he can have chores...guess what is first on our list to help out with????

We had our post-op appointment with our surgeon on Friday, and things look good. No fistulas developing at this point and the front gumline is looking nice. Reid was given the ok to be on pureed foods for 4 weeks total and then off to the races we will go......normal foods after that! BREAD for Reid on day 4 weeks one day!!!! I know he can't wait already! Get this my cleft friends....NO TALK OF ARM RESTRAINST!!!! So, we didn't bring them up!!!!! Did we seriously get away with not having to use them this time around? We watched Reid like a hawk and never left him unattended.....but they never were brought That made life easier for us. But, then again, we were constantly with him waiting for him to put his hands in his mouth, or waiting for him to fall.....just always trying to keep up with him. But, we are on day 10....and he has done really well. I am proud of him.

He is doing well though with sleeping. He is back to napping better during the day and has been sleeping all night almost since we got home from the hospital. I am not giving him any pain meds during the day, but he does get one dose of Tylenol with Codeine at bedtime. I think he is also teething at this sleep is important, and the meds help him with that. He does not wake though, for any other doses. He gets fussy and is clingy a lot....but I can't blame him. He has been through a lot in a short amount of time. I am still off school this week to be with him which I am grateful for. Then, I will head back next week in full swing just in time for conferences! Thanks again for caring so much for our family. We are so lucky to have you all in our lives. More updates soon...


Anonymous said...

I love Reid's little dishwasher mess. Glad to hear everything went well with the post op appointment & that you'll be able to stay at home with him longer. Ellie & Reid are just so sweet. I love reading your updates!

Heather said...

Yay for no arm restraints!! I was wondering where your blog post was with the restraint frustration! (say that 10 times fast). : ) Glad he's back to his normal self, even if he's not back to his bread yet. Oh man, it's amazing what our little guys are going through so young. And they'll never remember - but we will!

Amanda Walenga said...

Oh! Reid looks soooooo good! I'm so happy he is going well! Sorry I haven't commented in a while. I have been reading all the updates. Toddlers are so much fun aren't they? Amazing how emptying the dishwasher can be so much fun.

Ava and the Trips said...

I am so glad to hear things are going well for Reid! What a strong little boy!

Allison said...

YAY for Reid! We knew you would do great! Love you little guy.

Heather said...

Hey! The bottle parts came in the mail today. Thank you so much!! I have to say, I got a little excited to see your name on the return address. It's like you really DO exist! : )

I'm going to try the new nipples on the next bottle (with an old valve) to run my nipple vs. valve experiment. We'll see. Thanks again!!

steph said...

I am so glad Reid is actively destroying your house again....yea, it really is a good thing. Hugs!!!!

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.

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?