Friday, July 31, 2009

A Cut Above the Rest

Here is Liam holding his own bottle! He is so advanced! ;D

Poor little Liam had his circumcision on Tuesday. He had a rough day but now he is all better, and still laughing enjoy the video!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Doctors Appointment

So we just got back from the doctors office. Liam's surgery is scheduled for August 17th (a day before Pat's birthday). Here is more about a Dermal Sinus Tract. This is copied directly from Primary Children's Website.

Dermal sinus tract is a small dimple-like opening in the midline of the spine that may connect deep into the spinal cord. The majority of dermal sinus tracts are located at the level of the sacrum or the lumbar region. The drawing on the right illustrates such a condition. Since these tracts may be openings that communicate with the contents of the spinal canal there is the possibility of meningitis developing. The dermal sinus attaches to the end of the spinal cord, causing tethering. The surgery is to remove any portions of the sinus tract that go into the spinal canal and to disconnect the sinus tract from the spinal cord, thus untethering it.

We did find out that there is no hole in the skin, allowing air and other contaminates getting into the spinal cord. This is good news, as it means that there is a VERY low risk for Meningitis.

The surgery will take 4-5 hours and he will be in the hospital for around 5 days after the surgery. Once he has the surgery he will not need another surgery ever. He will be perfectly fine. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for prayers and concern!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Unvailing of Events

I don't know where to start. First I would like to say thank you to every one that has shown support and has sent us their prayers. I guess the next thing is to say is that I was laid off from my job recently. Next is that Liam has whats called Dermal Sinus Tract, he will have to have surgery soon. We will have more information as to when the surgery is going to be. I took this video today, Liam is one smart cookie!!!!

Again thank you for all of your love and support.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

An Update

Well we are 3 days away from his MRI. We are a little nervous but, I think the hardest part is going to watch them put him under. Since he is so little they have to put him under so that he doesn't move. On a little bit of a happier note, Harry Potter comes out tonight! YAAY! We are hoping that we will make it to a showing on Friday after Liam's MRI. It depends on how long it is going to take. Anyway, we will have the MRI on Friday and have more information on the following Tuesday. Here are two cute pictures.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

So we made it up to Seattle! YAAY! Liam did really good. But by the end he was so ready to be out of his car seat. The ride from SLC to Bosie was very short. Liam slept the whole way there and we had fun talking. We arrived at Aunt Cheryl's house right at 9:00 we chatted for a while with Grandma D and Aunt Cheryl. Liam didn't sleep very good. He kept waking up. Finally when he woke up around 4 we decided that we could head out. The leg of the trip was extremely long! Liam wasn't as tired and kept fussing. But I would be to if I was forced to sit in a confined area for a long time. We arrived home at 3. We actually got to go see a movie last night. Liam's first movie. It was Transformers 2. It was pretty good. I think that all the movie was about was explosions. I would say the story line was a little weak. But the explosions were fantastic I have to say. Any way we took this picture this morning. He is such a fantastic baby!