Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

- Ambrose Redmoon

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

And to all a good night..sort of

On a cold, clear December afternoon, we packed up the car, packed up Xavier and all his essential items and headed over the river and through the woods to Nana's house for a good old fashion Christmas in the country.  We made great time and Xavier was great in the car.  We said our hellos, had dinner and all seemed well, except for the fact that Xavier didn't seem interested in eating, but he is never a great eater and usually struggles to eat well when we are away from home, so I thought nothing of it.  It was bath time, a time he usually loves, but he was fussy and kept trying to climb out of the tub..not himself at all.  We did our usual bedtime routine, meds, shot, lotion, PJ's, brush teeth...and I could see he was getting very sleepy.  I fixed him and bottle and he snuggled up on the rocking chair with his Nana...he was almost asleep when.....he threw up all over his Nana...Nate ran to pick him up and he continued to throw up on Nate.

Back into the tub to clean up....but it would prove to be a night of cleaning up...poor guy was very sick with a stomach bug...By Sunday afternoon, he was feeling much better...starting to keep milk down...we dodged a bullet  because he had a fever that came down and stayed down and he was able to keep little sips of water and milk down, so he never dehydrated...We stayed clear of the hospital and for that we are very grateful....

However by Sunday night, I had the Monday morning my nephew had it.  Soon to follow were my brother, mother and father....the only one to escape its wrath was Nate...he must be super human cause he got thrown up on a lot and my nephew hung on his all week!!!

But even though we were all sick for a day or two...we had a very blessed holiday.  We just spent time together.  Xavier just loves his Nana and has a new found love for his PAP PAP...  We got to spend some time with Mam MA, Xavier's great grandmother and we had a nice Christmas Eve dinner with Aunt Gerry, Michael and Uncle Ed.  Santa was very good to all of us this year...and we feel humbled that we had our special Xavier with us for yet another Christmas.  We pray that 2013 will be a year of healing, peace, love, joy and growing for Xavier.  We wish the same for all of you.  Thank you for following us on our journey, for loving and supporting Xavier, for the prayer for our family.  We feel the love and hope that you will continue to follow our blog and invite your friends to do the same.  I hope to continue to spread CHD awareness this year!

 Playing with Nana
 Christmas Eve
 Not so sure about this Santa...
 So he knocked him over!
 Thank You Aunt Gerry

 A baby in a box!

 Christmas Morning!

 Christmas is exhausting!

 Love your heart..he could have cared less..guess this one was more for me!

And as soon as we got home from Nana' snowed!!!!!  We had one major snowstorm last year...on HALLOWEEN..which was one week post OP from Xavier's we could not take him outside to play.  SO here are some pictures from his first time playing in the snow!!!

1 comment:

  1. Love love love this you have a beautiful family , and a way with words..