If you read my previous post detailing Nolan's surgery, you'll remember that October 28th was his surgery date, which was 4 days ago. Surgery went well. Nolan's nostril was opened up by drilling out the bone and tissue, and his (large) tonsils were removed. Recovery has been difficult, as expected.
|Walking the halls before surgery. (Signing "horse.")|
|Waiting for surgery. Nolan got some business done.|
|Before: left nostril open, right nostril closed (you can see an outline of where it should be open).|
|After: both open, although the right one is smaller than typical.|
|Chillin in the PICU.|
|Getting some much needed rest.|
|We thought Nolan might enjoy a ride around the floor. We were wrong, obviously.|
|Signing Time and a diaper-hat. Whatever floats your boat, kid.|
|The day we went home, Nolan woke up and immediately signed "eat" and "movie." You got it, bud!|
|Discharged! Nolan happily waved goodbye to that place!|
|A rare smile. Prompted, of course, by movie time.|
|What my kitchen counter currently looks like. With all these narcs, we had to throw some Miralax in there :(|
|Feeling pretty blah today. He's normally not a cuddly guy, so I'm eating up these snuggles!|
Lastly, I want to thank our family and friends. Thank you for praying for us and Nolan. Thank you for offering to bring us coffee. Thank you for offering to help in any way you could. Thank you for sympathizing, empathizing, and thinking of us. Thank you to those who visited Nolan in the hospital and brought him gifts. Thank you for being awesome. God has used you to bless us. I promise your support has helped make this difficult time easier and know that your prayers were answered.