5.15.2009

healthy?!?

This is the cupboard where I normally keep Cooper's cups and bottles.  However, recently those things have been crowded out by these things... 

This has been Cooper's daily regimen of antibiotics, steroids, breathing treatments, creams, etc.  This poor little guy has been sick since January.  The first 9 months of his life he was a very healthy baby.  Since January, however, things have changed.  He has had one thing after another plaguing his poor little body (ear infections, bronchiolitis, reactive airway disorder, more ear infections, pink eye, eczema, more ear infections, more bronchiolitis, a weird bump on his foot, and more ear infections!)  After four months of nagging ear infections, we decided it was time for tubes.  Although it won't relieve ALL of his health problems, we are hoping that he will be on his way to good health.

Here is the nurse practitioner checking his lungs, while Mommy & Daddy were praying that they sounded well enough to do the surgery.  Luckily, they sounded great!

Cooper got to play with all kinds of fun toys while he waited for his surgery.  Primary Children's is the best!  Don't you love his cute hospital clothes?

Here is Cooper about ten minutes after we left him with the doctors to do the surgery.  It's amazing how quick this little procedure is and  how quick they can wake him up.  The longest part of our stay at the hospital was spent waiting!  Cooper was angry that they would only give him sugar water.  He was STARVING!

FINALLY, they gave him some Jello and he was so much happier...apparently, so was I!  The surgery was a huge success.  It's been a few days now and Cooper is actually (dare I say) healthy?!?  

6 comments:

Camille said...

I hope the little guy starts feeling better! I LOVE the little clothes.

Andi said...

We are so glad that he is doing well!!! I love the little hospital clothes that he got to wear!!! Hopefully the tubes will help and he will get healthy again!

Brian and Erika Norton said...

Oh I can't wait to see this guy! Getting so big and looks like he's walking??? or trying to?

Dartay said...

Poor little buddy! What a trooper though I must say, I love the little hospital jammies, so cute! Also, those Alien cupcakes are the cutest things ever, I swear you and Lisa need to be party planners!

Reeses Pieces said...

I hope his health is good. Carson had surgery on his adnoids at a young age and it's so hard to wait. Primary Children's is the best though. It's no wonder they have such a great reputation.

Us said...

Poor little baby, and you. It is so hard to have sick babies. And yes I love those jammies. Ethan has a pair that we just keep at home for his MRI's, they are way too small at this point, but he always wants to wear them. I totally recognized that nurse practioner too. Gotta love it!