Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Noah's got "Heart"

The last few days have been very eventful for our brave little Noah. We had pre-op on Friday, spent the weekend at the Willis farm with all four grandparents, mommy, and daddy. Stayed at a hotel again on Sunday night and had a 6:30am show for surgery on Monday. The surgery was very successful and Noah is healing faster than average. His heart was corrected without causing more damage. This will hopefully mean that he will not have to undergo further surgeries in the future. These pics start with the night before pre-op.

"Mom, are you kidding me with these huge swim shorts?"

"That is one huge bath tub"

"Get me out of here!"

Ahoy Matie.
His Halloween costume. Next year we will go all out.

Mommy's pirate doing some tummy time.

Getting ready for Church

Noah is wondering why he had to get up so early, but then quickly decided it was worth it to be spoiled by all his grandparents.

"Um, excuse me mommy. Did I hear you say you were taking me to the hospital?"

He tired and hungry but still looked cute in his hospital gown.

This was what he looked like when we first got to see him.

I wanted to hold him so bad!
Noah has been steadily improving. He has drank pedialite and has most recently had some breast milk. At times it seems that he is hurting pretty bad so we hold his hand and stroke his face until he calms down again. When he feels pain he jerks his arms around which makes him hurt worse. He is on a good bit of pain meds and sleeps a lot, but even when he sleeps he squirms around. He looks considerable better today and most of the lines/iv's/etc have been taken off him. He would have been taken out of icu today, but there were no beds available on the cardiac unit. We don't mind having another day of one-on-one nurse care!
Thank you for all the prayers. God answers!


  1. So glad he is doing better than average! He is your kid so I wouldn't expect anything different! You and Pete are go getters and strong people! He takes after his parents! Thanks for the updates. Let me know when he is in a room for sure and what the number is. Much love!

  2. It looks like your little trooper is doing quite well. I'm so happy to hear the good news. I will keep you all in my prayers!

  3. That almost made me cry to see him with all those tubes and wires even knowing he is doing so well, you are so brave. Continue to be strong!

  4. Babies are so resilient! So glad everything went well and he is recovering so quickly!