Update on Thomas!

I wanted to pop in with a quick update on Thomas! Yesterday our little man had a very successful strabismus surgery. We were home by lunch and our loopy Thomas took a very long nap and woke up back to himself – running around, inhaling packets of food and searching the house for his sissy. His eyes are still very bloodshot but we can already see a tremendous improvement in his alignment. Also, a surprise to us, our doctor re-inserted his contacts at the conclusion of surgery so Thomas can see! We were really worried about him not being able to wear his contacts during recovery but our doctor felt confident that Thomas would do okay with them in.

Also, I mentioned how worried I was about how Thomas would do missing breakfast since he wakes up hangry and to my surprise he did terrific. He was so distracted at the hospital with all the lights, noises, machines, doctors, nurses and patients that he didn’t even notice he missed his favorite meal. Also, the night before his surgery Caroline helped us pack a bag of all their favorite toys so he could have them at the hospital. It was so sweet watching her meticulously pick out the things they love to play with most — the drill, a cell phone, stuffed animals, her old purple paci and more.

We are so grateful for a 4th successful surgery for Thomas and for all of the prayers! I cannot believe that between Thomas and Caroline we have FIVE infant hospital gowns in our collection. Crazy. But we are beyond thankful with how far we’ve come in this journey with Thomas and are excited for the future. Off to his surgery follow up appointment this morning…





  1. Karen
    September 29, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    So glad it went so smoothly! I'm sure it eases the worry during such a scary time. Best, Karen from Life in its Natural State

  2. Hanging with the Hirsts
    September 29, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    I'm SO glad Thomas did so well!! He's such a trooper!

  3. Simply LKJ
    September 29, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    So thankful all went well, and he is up and running like always. Such a sweet gesture by Caroline to pick his favorites.

  4. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    September 29, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    So glad he is doing so well – what a champ! And well done momma, you are so strong x

  5. LHWinstead
    September 29, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    So glad to hear everything went well with his surgery- he's so tough!! Continuing to pray!!

  6. Erin (No Bohns About It)
    September 29, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I'm so glad his surgery went well!! He is such a tough little cookie!!My 2 year old just had surgery last week, and was discharged yesterday. It's comforting to know other mamas are dealing with the same sort of things.

  7. Brandi Little
    September 29, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    So so so glad things went well! You are al so strong! Keeping you all in my prayers!

  8. Traci
    September 29, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    So glad everything went well!

  9. Georgia Glam
    September 29, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    I'm so glad the hear that he woke up to his same cheerful self! Kuddos to you Mama for being able to blog through this, I would be a wreck!! Fingers crossed that the post op is perfect!! 🙂

  10. Jenuine Happiness
    September 29, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Couldn't be happier to hear the good news! Continuing to send prayers your way!

  11. PolkaDottyPlace
    September 29, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    What a great update! I hate when my kids have had to skip meals for medical procedures so I was happy to read that Thomas did just fine that morning. So glad he's doing well and that he can already wear his contacts.

  12. Cait | Home Sweet Ruby
    September 29, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    I'm so glad to hear his surgery went so well! He is such a little trooper!

  13. Kelly
    September 29, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Praise be!!!!!

  14. Laura Darling
    September 29, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    So, so glad it was successful!

  15. Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog
    September 30, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    So thankful to read the surgery was a success!

  16. Sara Elizabeth
    October 5, 2016 / 8:50 am

    So glad to hear that it went well!! That last picture is one adorably happy boy!!

  17. Haley Marozas
    October 15, 2016 / 2:03 am

    You should have a lovey made out of their gowns. Y'all are such troopers!!!www.Haleybreanne.blogspot.com

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