Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

On Monday night we went to the pumpkin patch. We have a pumpkin patch post every October so this may be a little redundant. This year they added a hay ride, a petting zoo and big bales of hay for the kids to jump off of and into. It was a ton of fun.

We were laughing before we went because three years ago, when Brynley was Aubrey's age she threw the hugest tantrum (similar to this famous tantrum) on the way to the very same pumpkin patch. I'm talking HUGE. TANTRUM. HUGE. So funny how time flies.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Caleb Surgery Update

Sorry I don't have any pictures. I didn't even bring my camera on surgery day. Lame, I know. Caleb had a surgery done on Monday. As you know, all year he has been getting injections once a month of a scarring agent with the hopes of his lip shrinking in size. It has been very slow progress but there is definitely progress none the less.

On Monday his ENT, Dr Grimmer, did a coblation procedure. This is where they basically shave down the inside of his lip so it lays flatter. You know how when you bite your cheek you getting little bumps for sores? He has that all over the inside of his lip. They are vesicles. The Dr shaved those off. Right now he has an open wound in his mouth but it will heal nice and smooth just like the inside of our mouths.

Right after the procedure I could tell it was going to make a difference. From the bottom his lip already looked much more similar in size to the other side. As with any surgery though, there is swelling and it is now much bigger again. We will be able to know by about 4 weeks out what kind of results we will have. They can do another procedure like this mid November if needed.

He is a resilient kid and was bouncing off the walls yesterday so I sent him to school today. I went at his lunch and gave him some Lortab and he was good to go all day. The dr said he would miss 1-2 weeks of school but he was back after two days. Such a little tough guy.

I'll get some pictures and post them but I just wanted to update you all with how he is doing for now.