|Before surgery. Poor little guy had to go 12+ hours without eating (6 before surgery, 6 after).|
|Making this gown and bracelets look so handsome. Loved that it had a "Noah's Ark" theme to remind us that there is still a rainbow in store for Ezra :)|
|Sacred Heart is so high-tech! Thankful to have this reader board that told us what stages Ezra was at throughout the whole process as we waited anxiously. (Just like the reader board at an airport, only not quite as fun!)|
|After surgery, still pretty heavily sedated.|
|We had the most beautiful view from our hospital room...made the stay just a little more pleasant. (McKenzie River)|
|Lots of drugs made for a very sleepy Ezra.|
|This is what a G-tube looks like post surgery (it required two other incisions, one of them through the belly button).|
|Day 3 - so ready to go home!|
|Big brother hanging out in the hospital room window sill.|
|The little bear they put in Ezra's crib post-surgery, with a band-aid appropriately placed on the belly.|
PS - We are so thankful to our families for caring for Judah while we are away caring for Ezra...Josh's parents when we are up at Doernbecher's, and my parents and sister when we are closer to home. Being away from Judah is excruciatingly painful, and having him nearby wherever we are makes this trial just a tiny bit easier.
PPS - A special thank you to Josh's co-worker, Amber, who has set-up a bake sale each Friday at work to benefit our family. Thank you, Amber!