Tuesday, April 4, 2006


Man, what a day it was. They called for him at ten, but didn't start till nearly noon, then they told us 4 - 5 hours, but only took like 1 1/2. We thought they started, we thought they'd be half done, then they had just started, then it was hours to go, then -poof- all of a sudden they were done.

This morning, I was cussing people (under my breath of course, mostly... but that's a different post all together.) This afternoon I was skipping down the hospital hall.

They told us we'd get to see him somewhere around 2:15 or so, but we didn't actually get to see him until nearly 4. And frankly, he looked like hell. He has a black eye, blood in his urine, and he's swollen again (which is what caused the black eye) but he's beautiful. Every mother falls in love with their baby at birth, I just keep falling in love with him. He's beautiful, even when he looks like he lost a fight with Mike Tyson. I am reminded (all too often) to appreciate every minute with him.

Anyway, the urine in the blood is because of the high doses of blood thinners he was on last night, but nothing to be concerned about, the swelling is normal, the black eye is because of the swelling and the position he was in during the procedure, as the swelling began. Nothing to be overly concerned about at all.

Here's his "Nova" hat, on his pretty little head, at 4pm. If you look really hard you can tell that his left eye is black, and swollen shut. Looks like he went 13 rounds with Dr. "Magic Fingers" Stern... but hey, he won ;)


  1. he is beautiful, E. I say that everytime I see him.

    My husband asked if you were doing okay. I showed him your blog and all the posts about Nova. He felt your pain. It was hard on him to see your little guy struggling, but we can see his beauty even through the wires, tubes and swelling can't we? I'm glad that we can get to see him still. :*) Hang in there, hon.

  2. He is absolutely beautiful, E, black eye and all! I've always told you he was a fighter, haven't I? I have a feeling this is just the first in the long line of many for him. :)

    Considering all of the complications he could have experienced, I think the black eye and bloody urine are no big deal. And swelling- he seems to puff up at every opportunity. Think I'll start refering to him as "Puff the Magic Nova." :)

    Love you E, and I'm so glad to hear that he's doing well.

  3. Ang~
    lol he does puff up any chance he gets, doesn't he? And yes, as long as the bloody urine doesn't turn out to be any kidney damage, (and really, even if it is) it's nothing compared to the possibilities we were fearing.

    "Puff the Magic Nova" lol Now I have that song stuck in my head!

    It's hard to watch him struggle, but a relief that he's still fighting. Give your hubby a hug from me eh? I'm still so grateful for all the people who are going through this with me...

    Even the ones that read every day and don't comment - and yes, I know who you are! ;)

  4. *hug* you got it. Love you.