Post-NICU Medical Fun

  • It takes an army to get measurements that will help us determine where to go from here.

  • Blue Bunny worried about his boy.

  • No cannula needed when you're getting blow-by in a container full of straight o2! You'd never know this precious tan-lined face spent the previous 40 minutes thrashing, yelling and throwing himself around in a loopy, uncoordinated stupor-with his eyes closed!

  • All done and still insistent on a wagon ride even when he is floppy and has no coordination. We made do and Mommy was happy for relief from toting the o2 tank!

  • What a day. This little warrior put up a strong fight against sedation, taking almost an hour to get to sleep despite maxed out drugs. Then we were only able to do the first part of the testing before his eyes flew open and he was fully awake trying to jump off the table. So...we should have results from what we were able to do by the end of the week and I will share them at tinybreaths.com. Thanks for your prayers--still amazed that God has placed us so close to the world's best pediatric pulmonology centers and that they can do a PFT on an infant!!! Ok, most of our friends and family are alarmed at photos of Struthers in the NICU. But this is the first image that has alarmed me. I might have been holding Blue Bunny myself the whole time.

  • They gave Struthers some Scooby stickers to play with while we wait. He thinks they are tender grips and go on his face 😂

  • Ms. Lori makes weekly therapy just look like play!

  • Swallow study #4

  • The anesthesiologist made Blue Bunny look like Struthers!

  • Post surgery #2--he recovered like a champ and headed home same day while it was still light out!

  • The checkin gals know us well 😉

  • Getting used to this Nebulizer thing...trying to stay out of the hospital November 2015.

  • Swallow study #2

  • Respiratory Distress Admission #2 November 2015

  • Oh yeah!

  • Outta here! Got a few more appendages now, but we're headed home!

  • Struthers thinks it's funny that Elmo has a cannula too...

  • Respiratory Distress admission #1 May 2015

  • In surgery recovery following Bronchoscopy, Nissen and G-tube placement.

  • Swallow Study/Upper GI #1 at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

  • G-button for feeds, venting and meds.

  • The first big jump! Let's go meet that line!

  • Struthers' Tubie Friends!

  • Hmmm...I think he's feeling better? Ready to bust outta here?

  • Struthers' Tubie Friends! Please support this charitable organization by sending donations that help them get these fuzzy little guys into hospitals and home with forever friends!

  • Still on our own little course far below the growth curve, but 12 pounds, 13 ounces and growing!!! Blessed...

  • Throwback Thursday is for catching up on the week, right?