Thursday, November 17, 2011


Today is a happy day.  A wonderful day.  A fabulous day.

And Daniel thinks so too!  (Would you look at those eyes?!?!  Dang they’re amazing!)


Notice anything different?  Anything missing?

The cannula is gone!  The stickers are gone!  Our boy is now tube free, and we are loving it (and him)!

Daniel saw the cardiologist today, and it was a great appointment.  The doc. proclaimed that the size of his heart on x-ray was “incredible!”  He has a very quiet murmur – probably valve regurgitation – that is almost too quiet to even hear.  And his oxygen was above 90 without any extra oxygen to keep it there.  Our boy is a rockstar!!  The next time we will get to see the cardiologist will be for a sedated echo in March or April, just to make sure everything looks as it should.  And as long as it does, our little cardiology get-togethers will be only once a year from then on out!

Today is also Daniel’s 7 month birthday.  7 MONTHS!!  Can you believe that?!?!

This boy can roll, and not just from back to belly like he’s been doing since before surgery.  Last week he figured out how to get from his belly to his back.  Before that he’d get stuck on his belly and be so darn mad!  He is all over the place, and loving it.  Life is just one big happy party now!

He has made huge strides in sitting and can tripod with a pillow on his lap for close to a minute.

He has become quite the eater, having sampled avocadoes, bananas, pears, sweet potatoes, squash and peas.  I think the squash may have been his favorite.  Bananas were not his favorite.

And look at this…a sleeping boy without a thumb (or several fingers) in his mouth!  (And no tube above his nose, off to the side of his nose, or in his mouth!)  LOVE!!


I love me some Daniel!  I am so thankful for him (and the rest of my kids) and the amazing love I feel for him. 


  1. This is just the greatest update! He's so awesome! And so stinking adorable! I'm so impressed with all of his amazing progress.

  2. Yayyy!! I am so happy for you guys. I am so glad to hear he is off the oxygen.