May 3, 2010

Baby Surgery

This is kind of old news for most of you, but Jaren had surgery back in March and we had to sleep over at the Mater Hospital so they could keep him attached to all these monitors. (The hide-a-bed-chair below is where I slept...good times.) He had two inguinal hernias and I was grateful that we caught them early on and for all of the doctors that helped us find and take care of them. 

My GP was awesome especially and when she found out that we were concerned she instantly ordered us ultrasounds to find out for sure if he had the hernias. I really felt like she was going to bat for us and it was reassuring.

Also two thumbs up for all the really great people at Mater Hospital and how great they were to us and how quickly they got him into surgery. You know people in the states are really anti socialized medicine but we've really been blessed here with our medical care! 

I felt pretty calm going into his surgery - before hand was harder when he seemed like he was in pain and there wasn't much we could do about it. It was hard not to second guess things. Are you still hungry or is it those mean hernias? Are you tired or is it just those hernias?...etc. You can imagine. Poor little boy. But the surgery went really well and he did great. The following pictures are him the next morning. Obviously he's not in that much pain, or he's just really excited to play with all those fun cords.

(So seriously I really want to blog but when I try it drives me bonkers. The photos won't go where I want them to and draft never looks like the preview and neither look like the final post and I spend all this time trying to fit things in and they look different anyway which makes me frustrated. At times I think I should stop trying but then I see the published post and the format bugs me so I go back and try and fiddle with it until it looks less stupid. Has everyone just accepted that it won't cooperate or am I not doing something right? For example I kept clicking on a photo and then would click on it to be centered but instead it would just disappear. Now why would it do that? I try to drag photos around but they rarely will follow and then end up in weird places. The writing will look one way on the draft and then have big spaces or breaks on the published post. I end up just posting to see what it really looks like and then re-editing it till it's finally decent, or less annoying. I think I would be able to post a lot more if I didn't have to waste so much time on just trying to get the layout of my post to do what I want. Any tips???)


knoth4 said...

I gave up trying to make my blog look good. All I do is post and what ever turns out that is it. I think your blog looks great. I hope all went well last Sunday. Hope to see you soon. Laree

Felicity said...

I LOVE these pics of Jaron!! They are SO ridiculously cute :) such a happy boy even after his surgery!

not sure why the blog is doing crazy stuff?? try going into customize, then settings, then scroll down to 'global settings'. If it's not already selected, click on updated editor - i have found it much easier with my photos and layout etc since i did this (it also lets you upload pictures big too :) and then move them around easily!! hope this helps????


can't wait to see you guys next weekend! yay!

Felicity said...

hmmm actually you already have big pictures so you must already be on the updated editor.....???? good luck :)

.:Bree:. said...

I never ever ever use the "left" "Right" options for photos. EVER. They drive me crazy and never look right.

I use center. and I have text above and below it. It just made my life easier.

P.s. your little guy is so cute! I love the morning after smile photos! What a doll!

Dustin'n'April Strickland said...

Man, wish I was in that good of shape when I had my two hernias in high school...