Monday, January 30, 2012

Xander's Surgery

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I know it has taken me a long time to post how Xander's kidney surgery went on my blog. It was last Thursday. I've been posting pictures and updates on facebook from my phone just because it was fast and easy but the truth is that I am just now getting on the computer.Sorry!! His surgery went very well! It took 3 hours for them to do everything.

This is Xander in his cute little outfit right before his surgery getting into trouble just like always!
Throwing a tantrum on the floor. He was pretty tired.
This was after his surgery. He was having a little bit of trouble keeping his oxygen up for a bit, but after a little bit of help he did great!

Everything went great! He is doing really good. He's just been extra whinny and has lost his appetite some, which is weird for him.He also had his circumcision while he was under. Yesterday, we noticed that it was swelling and looked infected.It is a little scary looking.It really grosses me out!Court hates to change Xander's diaper. He says it hurts him too much to even look at it. LOL! We called Urology yesterday and they said to take him in to have his doctor look at it, so I did today and much to my embarrassment, I guess it usually looks like that. Yes, there I was again, feeling like the idiot crazy mom, but, his doctor is so nice, he didn't treat me like that at all! But I feel so embarrassed, AGAIN!
We did find out some more about Xander's heart. His masses haven't grown!!! They also found that an artery that is supposed to go down and pumps blood into one side of the heart, on Xander's it splits and pumps into both sides. I hope I am explaining it right. It is fine and shouldn't effect him. They will just keep watching him, like they are. I like the way that his pediatrician put it. It's just funky! My kids are just funky! LOL!But, he is doing so good! I am so thankful for all of the wonderful and kind doctors and nurses who took care of him.We feel so blessed. Thank you everyone for all of your sweet and caring comments, love, and prayers for him and our family. It means so much to us to have so many family and friends who love and care for him and us. Thank you with all our hearts.


  1. I'm so relieved that it went well and that your family has one more surgery over with.

  2. I glad he didn't have an infection! I'm glad that he's doing well overall too. I've thought about you guys so much over the past few days.

  3. Glad he is home and doing well.