Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beautiful Boy!

Today, for the first time since he was born, five months ago, we saw Samuel's face with no tape or tubes! We knew he was a good lookin' guy... today confirmed that he is absolutely a beautiful little boy!! It brought tears to my eyes... actually, that happened a lot today :)

The Bronchoscopy went really well - his airway looks great! There was absolutely nothing to fix. So, Samuel got the tracheostomy. It was a scary day... but a great day. He looks amazing :) And comfortable - all things considered of course :) Not gonna lie, it's a bit intimidating to look at the trache right now... but we have been assured that as it heals, it gets easier. Bottom line, no more things stuck to Samuel's face, up his nose, or in his mouth - YEA! Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers!

Before, on CPap...

After, with trache...

On his way to the OR... such a brave little guy!

The best for last... above is before...

After! Our beautiful boy!


Rikki said...

Wow! Samuel looks amazing! All of you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Thank-you for keeping all of us updated.

Samuel has the most amazing little chubby baby face. I want to squeeze him.

God job being so brave Mom and Dad!

Hugs from Illinois,

Anonymous said...

Woohoo for Samuel! He is such a trooper! He is one beautiful boy that is for sure! B and D y'all are such wonderfully, strong parents. I can't wait to read the updates as Samuel grows stronger!

Love to you all,

Julie Rolf

PS...I LOVE Olivia's little tutu outfit she wore on Father's Day! EllaKate asked for one!