Wednesday, June 25, 2008

One year ago today...

William had his g-tube placed. Today is the one year anniversary of Will's last surgery. We have been hospital stay free for a year today!! I can't believe that it has been a year. During the first year of William's life we were what you would call a "frequent flier" at Cardinal Glennon. We knew the nurses on each floor and we had our favorites. But we haven't seen our friends is a YEAR!!!!

So much has been different during this year than William's first year of life. During the first year, I constently lived in fear. Fear of the next illness, the next doctor appointment, the next surgery, the next therapy session, the next... It seemed like every doctor appointment lead to a new problem that needed to be corrected. Now doctor appointments are easier, less stressful because they are all just follow up appointments. All of the major stuff is over, been dealt with before.

Since William has been born he has had 7 hospital stays and those 7 occured between August 2006 and June 2007. I am so grateful that we have had an easy year. Will has been healthy and making strides in his development. If someone would have told me that we would have a hospital free year back in early 2007 I would have laughed in their face. I just never thought that it would get easier, that Will would be healthier or that we would not have any surgeries.

We made it through the winter with no hospital stays for illnesses either! Woot Woot! My boy is getting bigger!

Don't get me wrong, there are still struggles but we have settled into this journey that we are on and life is good.

2 comments:

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I cant wait until our hospital free anniversary. I have a feeling it wont be for two years or so though (ball drop and all):), maybe I can have a sick free anniversery.

Blogversary said...

Wow, that is awesome! I think you should take some credit for being such a strong mother to Will.