Saturday, January 15, 2011

All My Sons

Like most American families, we have spent the last few weeks saddled with nasty colds, and our littlest kiddo, Charlie, had bronchitis.  Thankfully, we're all on the mend now and Walker, my oldest even felt well enough to produce this painting yesterday.  I think its one of my favorites.  (Click HERE to see some of his previous work.)


Even though we've been ill, we've also had some very good news about our son Charlie, who as you know is dealing with a bevy of health issues.  Both his cardiologist and geneticist have given him a clean bill of health as far as their expertise is concerned.  Charlie can now check off his heart murmur, his enlarged PFO (a little hole in his heart), and any and all possible genetic disorders.  In the months ahead, Charlie will be preparing for cranio-facial surgery (to separate his fused skull due to Craniosynostosis) and possibly kidney surgery (to eliminate his duplicate collecting system).  He'll also continue physical therapy and treatment with his neurologist as it relates to his stroke.  So as you can see, taking our geneticist and our cardiologist off of the payroll is awesome news for us.  We're over the moon!  I'm sure Charlie will continue to check these remaining health issues off the list as he grows and thrives.

9 comments:

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

What a beautiful post -- creativity, positivity and unbridled optimism from a devoted and loving mother. Many of us would've cracked under such worries or pressures, but you're clearly focused on what's important and now little Charlie's on the mend. What a blessing that things are looking up-up-up. And oh my, to have such artists in residence is a glory in and of itself.
Warm thoughts and wishes to you and your brood, Alcira

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A Perfect Gray said...

so glad little charlie is coming along so well...continued good health and lots of love! donna

a Broad said...

Go Charlie !!
I am glad everyone is feeling better and I look forward to the day that we see Charlies works of art on here too ... muchas besas.. C

Anonymous said...

Great news about Charlie. He's a strong little fighter! And Walker is an amazing artist. All the best in the new year to your family.

My Grama's Soul said...

I had no idea you and your family had this going on in you lives. Good luck to all of you.

Jo

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

Yeah, sweet baby Charlie!!
I'm so happy his heart is healed and the genes are all good! ;)

LiveLikeYou said...

Hope your little guys is alright. The art work has such a great color combinations I want to design a room around it!

my favorite and my best said...

that is awesome awesome awesome!!! makes my heart feel happy. really and truly. not just saying that. really and really and truly and truly.

lovelylissie said...

I am so happy that little Charlie is doing so well!!