Friday, April 2, 2010

He's a Travelin' Man

Noah's surgery went well on Tuesday. After the 2 1/2 hour surgery was over, the doctor met us in the waiting room and told us that in all her years of surgery, Noah's case was one of the most unusual she has ever seen. Of course! Mr. Man has always been unusual and unique! He is never boring! While in the recovery room, the nurses gave Noah his first Easter Basket. Notice the adorable Easter Bear in an emesis tray. Too cute!!!
Noah has a catheter for the next week or so which allows his "boy parts" to heal properly. He has to be double diapered as well, to keep his "parts" as clean as possible.

Well...we're off to Rocklin to spend Easter with Grandma and Grandpa Jackson. As most parents know, the art of packing for a trip when small children are involved, is complicated at best. After thinking about the essentials for your child {shirts, pants, jackets, jammies, socks, shoes, etc.} you need to ponder some complicated questions. How many diapers will we need for three days? How much extra formula do I bring {just in case}? Is one pack of wipes enough, or do I need two? Should I bring the extra pack-n-play sheet {just in case}?

Once all those decisions are made, then we move on to the uniqueness of Noah. We need the portable suction machine, extra trachs {just in case}, extra G-Tube {just in case}, suction catheters, feeding tubes, apnea monitor, portable high chair, feeding pump, bags for feeding pump, pack-n-play, video monitor, artificial noses, 2 x 2 gauze, medications, power cords for all electronic portable devices, surge protector for all power cords, etc. Sometimes I feel as though we are packing for a month long vacation rather than a short trip to the Grandparent's house. We actually decided to borrow my parent's minivan to make the trip a bit more comfortable. I think the next step will be to rent a U-Haul.

We wish you all a blessed Easter filled with a renewed sense of awe about the love of one Father sacrificing his Son to cleanse your sin. Happy Easter!

3 comments:

  1. So glad to hear that all went well on Tuesday! Here's to safe travels, chocolate bunnies and a Savior who loves us SO MUCH!!

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  2. They say you can get a lot in the 18 foot U-haul. Have a blessed Easter. God's love is awesome!! Love to you three

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  3. Glad to hear surgery went well.I think we should pitch in for a semi and just trade off when we go on trips.When we went to Cincinnatti, from the looks i got from the staff at United made me feel as if they had to charter a whole other plane to get our luggage there. I feel Noah may be walking by the time you return from your trip!!!LMK!Hoppy Easter!

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