Wednesday, October 13, 2010

On Our Way "Up!"

It's the wee hours of the morning, and I can't sleep. I think I'm about to witness an amazing sunrise as a reward for my insomnia - the view out our hospital window cannot be beat. From where I sit, I can see the water just beyond the city's downtown buildings. And at the edge of the bay, there's a little airport that's busy with small planes and helicopters. Drew's going to love that in a day or so.

The boy is doing really well. I am amazed at how comfortable he seems. Each time the nurse asks about his pain (they use the smiley face chart... I'm sure you're familiar), he points to the little guy right next to the smiling one. "Just a little bit" is the only amount of pain he's reporting. Now, they have him hooked up to the best medicine in the world, but hey - it's working!!

I'm pleased to report that Drew is finally wearing pants again. "Phineas & Ferb" pajama bottoms if you must know. He's very proud of them, and I'm glad he feels a bit less exposed these days.

It's very quiet in his room, and he slept soundly from 9pm last night until about 2 o'clock this morning. With a good five hour nap, though, he woke us both up so we could "watch some movies!"

I curled up in his bed with him and we watched "UP". I had never seen it before, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. After the movie was over, I convinced him to go back to sleep... but for some inexplicable reason, I'm still "UP".

But that's ok. The still, dark quiet of this room has been a great place for some reflection this morning. And most of my thoughts are steeped in gratitude. Gratitude to God for being so good to us. Gratitude that He loves Andrew even more than I do. Gratitude for my amazing family and friends. Gratitude that we are floating somewhere in the middle of the covering of God's protection and the safety net of your prayers and love.

So, thanks for keeping us "UP!"

I'm off to either catch a sunrise or a little shut eye.

(I put these on my Facebook page yesterday, but in case you didn't see them, I wanted to include them here as well):

When we arrived, Drew was very upset and anxious...

Then, the nurse gave him something called "Happy Juice". Ahh... much better!

During the procedure, his daddy and I killed time by checking emails and responding to the sweetest messages of love and prayers.

Post-op and in his room

Less than 2 hours after surgery, he manages to play a quick video game on the t.v. mounted on his wall. Very cool!



Jen he looks great! We're so glad it's over and went so well! PS We saw UP at the hospital, too! We see the BEST movies at the hospital :)

Christy said...

Praise the Lord! I am praising right with you. What great news! :)

(Ri)Charmed said...

Glad he's recovering so well!

Anonymous said...

Jenny(Bob2), you tell your stories in such a way that we feel as if we are experiencing right along with you. God has given you a wonderful gift in story telling.
We are happy that Andrew is doing so very well. How long before he can eat solid food? He is an adorable liitle boy that God can use gratly for HIS glory.
Lex and Linda

Karen said...

soo thankful for "happy juice," good reports, middle of the night movies, and a God who meets our needs. Been praying for you guys ... gonna keep doing it.
(Emily's friend) Karen

Astrid said...

Hi Jenny is Mrs. Lugo from preschool. I tryed to sent you a message but Im not sure it went throught. I was heart broken when I first went back to school this year and heard about Andrew and I got tonight your blog link because I wanted to know how Andrew is doing after surgery; and looking tonight at his pictures playing his video game just two hours after surgery just make me Thanks God for helping Andrew go throughtout this with such grace, that's typical of my little Andrew from school.You know how much I love him and please let him know that Mrs. Lugo is sending him blessings with a big hug and a big kiss. I miss him so much and I hope I get to see him soon is that is ok with you. Thank you Jenny for sharing all his updates, you are a wonderful Mom. God Bless you and all your family. Love from Mrs. Lugo