Kicking back in the admission room
Blanket and Bear have been with him since birth...and are two of his most valued possessions. There was no question whether or not he was bringing them with him to the hospital!
He was all smiles before going back. I was WAY more anxious about it then he was.
Thankfully he was in good hands with Dr Wehby and in the Lord's hands most importantly.
A thumbs in the recovery room right when he woke up. Thankful for Randal Children's and that they bring parents back to the recovery room just before their child wakes up so they aren't in a room with strangers.
He sleeps. He got to his room and slept on and off for a few hours, very comfortable.
Jody picked Evelyn up from school and brought her up to the hospital. It was so sweet to see her caring for her brother so well. She brought a book for him and was reading it and showing it to him.
Love these two! Oh... because he had surgery on his spinal cord he had to be flat in bed for about 24 hours. He did great with that.
Doug providing comic relief as usual! Love this guy!!
Cheeseburger time! He was looking forward to eating one even before surgery!!
He walks! His nurse Patrick was amazing and helped Matthew get over his fear of getting out of bed. He had tried in earlier in the day and it hurt really bad, so he was very leery of doing it again. Patrick's patience and bargaining skills were just what Matthew needed. HA! Once he was up and going he was good to go.
Just hanging out waiting for Dr Wehby to come to discharge him.
Such small incision for such a big surgery!
Matthew came home Tuesday and other than one bad evening, he has done great. He has been home from school this week with plans to return Monday. We have had some good times together resting, reading, watching movies and playing games. I am so thankful for my "village" to take Evelyn to and from school and for friends who brought things for Matthew to do while he was home.
Once Matthew was feeling good enough to go for short trips, we went over to Jody and Lori's to visit their dog, Atlas. It was a day when both of them were working so Atlas was happy to have some company! The kids love her and she loves them!
We are praising God for working all things for good this week and for such a successful surgery for our boy. We already seem improvements in how he moves and look forward to starting physical therapy once he is healed up and get him moving even better!