Feb 19, 2009

The Hospital

We are back from the hospital and our son is feeling and breathing much better thanks to excellent care by the doctors, nurses, and respiratory staff of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. It's tough for anyone to be in the hospital, but I can honestly say that it was a positive experience for all concerned.

As mentioned in my previous post, our son was admitted to the hospital for an extended stay to prepare him for sinus surgery. At the hospital, he recieved extra breathing treatments, IV antibiotics, and additional medication to put him in peak physical condition for the operation. (This week-long hospital admission is called a CF "tune up" in the cystic fibrosis community.)

The sinus surgery went well, and though it was a hard day for everyone, it was worth it. The surgeon said there was an amazing amount of blockage on both sides of his sinuses, even for someone with cystic fibrosis, and especially for someone so young. His recovery was quick, and we've noticed a difference already. Our son's appetite has increased; his energy level is higher, and I can hear an extra intake of air every time he breathes.

Though I don't usually use this blog to post about my own family, I know that this is one way I can thank the many, many people who have had us in our prayers, served us in hospital, and offered encouragement, help, and support. Thank you. God bless you. He has certainly blessed us.


  1. I'm so glad he's truely doing better Marchet! It's so heart wrenching to see your (or any) little one go through that. That being said, you've got some really neat photos to document these steps in his life.

  2. I had several very tearful moments in the hospital, but most of the tears were out of gratitude and empathy than out of pain or grief.

    Thanks for the compliment about the photos. It's hard to choose when you take so many, but I tried to tell a bit of the story of our hospital stay.

    Jacob took the second and third ones. He is really wonderful to capture even the sad times in our family.

  3. I am glad Peter is doing better. Let's go to the zoo soon when we have a warm day in the next couple of weeks.