Friday, May 28, 2010

3 Years Old

Well, Owen is 3! 3 years ago yesterday, he came into ours lives with a bang! I never thought I would have to go through what we went through. But I am so VERY VERY GLAD we did. And that he survived. No words can express how grateful I am to Primary Childrens. And to the nurses at Davis Hospital.

These pics are not in order, I apologize. So from bottom to top. Bottom picture is right after I had Owen. Notice how blue his skin is? Well we didn't and luckily my nurse noticed and rushed him to ICU to figure out what was wrong.
2nd photo from bottom is after Primary Childrens received him via Life Flight and got him settled. Then the next photo is right after his surgery. That life jacket looking thing is exactly that. After his surgery, his heart was too swollen so they couldn't close his chest. So under that jacket and gauze is his heart. It took 2 days for the swelling to go down enough for the surgeon to close him up. Jon got to be there for that part. He saw Owen's heart exposed in his chest. Jon says that is probably the coolest thing he has ever seen. His own sons heart, beating.
Then the top photo was taken about a week after his surgery and just a few days before we took him home.
Thank you Owen for surving. Thank you for being strong enough to stay here with us. Our lives would been incomplete without you. You make me smile EVERYDAY. And I love that you tell me that you love me. I hope you never stop saying that. Because I will never stop telling you. You have made our family stronger and we will never take for granted our life with you and your brother. hApPy bIrThDaY buddy! I love you.


Darci said...

awe, this post made me cry a little- i would have been a wreck! you are a great mom & he's such a cute little guy!

Andie said...

Thanks Darci! I cried too. I cry a little every time I look at those pictures.