Friday, January 16, 2009

Now back to your regular scheduled program...

I am so happy. Life has been tough this last week, but things are almost back to normal, at least as far as I am concerned. After a really rough start to my recovery, I finally feel human again. It's fantastic!! The last two days I have been walking more, and moving more and no longer feel like I was run over by a very heavy truck. It's great!! And, it's especially good for Sebastian. I think one of the toughest parts of the surgery, was how rough my insides were feeling, and as a result, cuddling with Sebastian has been challenging. Now though, that my insides are pretty much feeling normal again, I can cuddle with him and not worry for his two year old quick movements. And, it's made a difference for him as well, since now we're back reading stories, eating snacks etc. 

Today was Sullivan's first appointment with his doctor. It went well. He has already regained the weight that he lost since being born, and is now weighing in at about 9 pounds, which is the 90th percentile, and for length, he's at the 95th percentile. It is so completely the opposite of Sebastian, who, even when you adjusted his age by three months, was not even on the chart for weight, and barely on the chart for length at the same age.

So, as of today, I am once again, excited by what life has to offer. Suddenly the idea of being able to run again doesn't seem so hard to believe (ask me 5 days ago and I truly wondered if I'd ever run again, uuuggghhhh). I love being positive and excited for life, and when you are feeling down and out, and physically not doing great, it's very hard to be excited. My heart goes out to people who are ill and battling tough diseases. I mean, I was only down and out for not even a week, yet was already losing some of my zest. People who are constantly fighting an illness and being positive are amazing. It definitely takes work.

If you want to read about a family with a preemie, who has been in the hospital over 200 days now, check out this link: Kayleigh's Story. Their little daughter has faced many battles already, and they almost lost her on more than one occasion, yet through it all, the parents remain remarkably positive. Sebastian had a tough go at the beginning of his NICU stay, but soon became a feeder and grower and was only in the hospital for 72 days. Little Kayleigh has been in the hospital more than 6 months and still has a few months to go. So, if you pray, or send out positive energy or anything like that, please keep this family in mind. They are making the most out of a very tough situation!!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better today!! And way to grow Sullivan!!!