Sunday, December 13, 2009

Madison's Biggest Supporter

It is my turn to stay the night up at the hospital with Madison so I decided that I would write a quick post while she sleeps. I wanted to share a few stories about Cooper, Madison's twin brother. Cooper really has been cute through all of this.

On Thursday December 3 Michelle, Cooper and I took a quick break from the hospital to get pictures in front of Madison's tree at that festival of trees. We wanted to walk through the festival but only had time to get a few pictures and then had to head back to the hospital before the nurses shift change ended. After snapping this family picture Cooper got off my lap and snuck under the chains that were protecting the trees. He did not care about all the shinny ornaments or the bears under the tree but instead picked up the picture of his sister and took it back to show his Mom. He was so proud as he held her picture. Little moments like this show how much he loves his sister.

Cooper and Madison have not spent a day apart since they came home from the hospital so this has turned his world upside down. Cooper has done really well with this so far and thanks to some help from his grandma and aunt he has been well taken care of. Michelle and I look forward to all being home together this week if all goes well.

It is crazy to think that these pictures were taken only 45 minutes before we found out Madison's new heart was coming. The call came as we were driving back to the hospital from the Festival of Trees.


Saturday Cooper was able to see his sister for the first time since her surgery. Madison Lit up like a light bulb when Cooper came in the room, she really adores her brother. Cooper on the other hand was too distracted by all the new and exciting things including the bubbling from Madison's chest tube to pay much attention to his sister. After Cooper had a moment to explore the room he turned his attention to his sister and they spent some time together.


I won't leave you hanging so here is a quick update on Madison. I'll let Michelle give you all the details because she is better at it then me. Madison is continuing to do great. This morning her labs came back and her white blood count is back down. We hate to see the PICC line go but I guess it better that then an infection. Madison continues to eat better and better everyday. We are still on track to be home this week. I can't wait to get back home but am sure we will have many challenges along the way.

It is getting late so I am off to get some sleep before our early morning of x-rays, blood work and echo.

8 comments:

Kimmie said...

i've been wondering about that little cooper! twins just have this "bond" and for not being with her for so long has had to be tough on both those little cuties! im still amazed at her unbelievable recovery!!! here's to THURSDAY discharge!! yea.

Joe and Elisa said...

That is the cutest thing ever! I love that last picture! I never new a chest tube would be so much fun for a little one!

Kaidence's Mommy said...

Still thinking of you all. We will keep our fingers crossed that you can go home this week sometime. How great that will be. Let me know if you need help with anything. I got a new phone and cant find your numbers, maybe I will call up to the hospital.

Mindi D said...

That is so sweet. Little kids are so amazing how they just know when things aren't quite right. So sweet that he got to see her :) I'm glad things are still looking up! We will be down there Friday for Libbi's appt but hopefully you'll be gone!!!

Traci Bulkley said...

So cute! I had hoped to sneak over and say good bye to you this morning, but it was a little crazy. It was good to meet you! We'll continue to pray for your little family and hope you get to go home really soon!

Kathy said...

That really made me choke up to think of him taking the picture to show Mom. That is so sweet. And the picture of them together is so precious. It will be so nice to have your family back together again.

Amber said...

Cooper is such a sweet little boy...he is such a trooper through it all! Sweet little stories...
Praying you get to go home this week!!

marissa said...

Cooper and Madison are so lucky to have each other. Hoping all goes well with getting home this week!