Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tyler's Second Surgery

Tyler had his second surgery on July 29, 2009, four months old. This was a rough one for him. It was heart wrenching to see him in so much pain. I feel that he was blessed with such a fast recovery. There still is a long road ahead. I don't look forward to the third surgery, but I look forward for him to feel better.

Fire in California

It seems like California is always on fire. We are really feeling the effects of this fire. Today it was like dusk all day long. This picture is of the sun hiding behind the billowing clouds of smoke. This was taken at about 2:00pm. Lots of ash falling.

Friday, August 28, 2009

My sweet Granddaughters starting Kindergarten

I can't believe that Kylie and Aubrey have started school. They are so cute. Here are some pictures of their first day of school. Kylie and Aubrey are cousin's and they got the same class together. They are so excited to be in the same class.

Friday Highlight: Pocket album

This is a clever idea. Making an album out of envelopes. this video is by A Piece of Craft.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Doodle Art

I just love doodle art. I came across this blog that has lots of inspirational doodle art. Some of the doodles have a pdf file so you can print it out. Just follow the link...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tyler had his post-op doctor's appointment today. Everything looks good. He had an x-ray and EKG and things are flowing pretty good. He is now able to go off the oxygen during the day and he'll have oxygen during the time he sleeps. He will still be on High Blood pressure medicine and he will have to take aspirin every day for the rest of his life. I just thought I would share some cute pictures of him without any of his oxygen things on. He did get really mad when Jamie took his sticky things off the side of his head, apparently he hates to have them taken off. Funny little guy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Highlight: Altered Art on canvas

Here is something different. I think this art is really cool. I've always wanted to work on canvas.
This video is by cowboyhorsetraining

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Look who's feeling better.

I am amazed how fast Tyler is healing. It has only been 2 weeks since his Glenn procedure (open heart surgery).
We have been blessed.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Highlight: Library Pocket Album

Follow the link to Lynn Anne Cutler's blog. She has full instructions on how to make these cute library pockets. She made a really cute album out of these pockets.

Here is her link

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tyler's Journey...Second Surgery "The Glenn"

Tyler Just had his second surgery for his Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. This surgery is called "The Glenn". It was really tough to see him go through open heart surgery. When they tried to get him off the breathing tube he failed to breath on the first attempt, they had to put him back on the respirator. They tried a second time and it went pretty well until he decided not to breath again. They were able to get him going. Thank goodness because he fought that breathing tube when he awoke from the anesthesia. This is the first day of surgery. If you look close you can see how red he is from his chest up. This is due to the new routing of the arteries. The main artery going down the side of the neck has to flow by gravity. This takes awhile to learn how to flow this "new" way. He also has bad headaches because of the swelling and pressure in his head.
This is his nice scar that he will have.
This look just tells the whole story on how he was feeling
This is the 4Th day. His color has already improved. He was still in a lot of pain. It just broke my heart. The doctor said he had some decreased heart function. They hope it will improve.
Time will tell.
On the 5Th day he was doing much better. He even smiled at the nurse. He was able to go home with mom and dad today. The next step is surgery #3 when he is about 2 years old. This is suppose to be the roughest one out of all 3 surgeries. I am not looking forward to that day.
If this surgery that he just had fails, then that will put him on the heart transplant list. I hope this surgery will do the job for him. I don't want him to have to go through any more!