Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Colin's Post Opt follow up and Face Painting

What.. I want to watch MY show!
Maybe I'll just eat it instead

Better get a towel!!!! Daddy you can have it back now!

I'll trade you, the remote for the beer

Katherine as a tiger??

She wanted to put in on herself.. "I'm a big girl, I do it myself"

Painting Lara's Face

Look at the artist at work
To catch up some here:

Tuesday October 6th: Colin had a follow up post op appointment at the single ventricle clinic, this was his last visit with the team, and from now on he will have his own cardiologist. We picked the doctor that was on rounds with us after Colin’s first surgery. He has been very helpful through this whole process.
Colin had a chest x-ray and EKG.. everything looked good. He has put on good weight since surgery, but still is pretty below average (5th percentile). They want him to bulk up more, so they added more calories to his formula. Tough thing is that Colin drinks the right amount but due to his reflux, he spits up a good amount each time. He was also given a new medicine for his digestive system, but after doing research on it and finding out it is a controversial medicine, I decided not to give it to him anymore. He was on it about a week. It has been linked to neurological disorders when taken for extended period of time; I just wasn’t comfortable with it really.
Colin got his stitches out and is being referred to a GI specialist about his reflux and feeding issues.
Feeding is a crap shoot in all honesty. Sometimes he takes the full bottle no problem, other times he fusses a little, and then spits up, and sometimes it’s a screaming fit. It’s hard to feed a baby that never seems hungry but HAS to gain weight, and has to gain more weight to catch up.
Other than feeding, Colin is the perfect baby really. He is always happy, smiling laughing. Last night he sat up for 5 minutes on his own. He LOVES Katherine so much! They are a great pair.

Saturday October 10th: Katherine spent the night with Matt’s parents Friday night. It was really quite in the house! Saturday we did house work and watched the A&M game, so close, yet not enough to win! When Matt’s mom brought Katherine home, she brought over Matt’s grandmother, it was the first time she got to see and hold Colin. At the retirement community where she lives, they have all gave Colin so many toys and have prayed lots for him.

Sunday October 11th: Matt and I went to the Art Fest downtown. It was very breezy and about 60 degrees. We had fun just the two of us looking at the nice art, we bought a piece for our guest bathroom. It started to rain just as we were leaving. One fun raining day activity is FACE PAINITNG. Katherine had so much fun painting everyone’s face and her own! Katherine can be so sensitive sometimes. Russell was laughing because Katherine brought him two fists full of shredded cheese, And she started crying because she thought Russell was laughing at her. Friday she pulled her friends hair at school and got in trouble, all weekend long she kept apologizing that she pulled Riley’s hair and that she was sorry. A think we have a DRAMA QUEEN!

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