Monday, June 30, 2008

A "Scar" Upon Thars Part 2

These are what Nathan's scars look like now.... from the heart surgery and drain tubes that were placed to the G-button and jaw surgery. What Jake and I think is the craziest is that the jaw surgery scars are worse than the open heart surgery scar. Its hard to tell from the pictures below but the jaw scars are thicker and aren't healing quite as nicely. Dr. Cowley, before looking at Nathan's chart, looked at Nathan's chest and immediately said he knew that Dr. Hawkins performed the surgery. It looks great! When Nathan is older and comparing scars with other little boys, he's going to have a leg (or chest!) up on the others! He is one lucky little boy to be alive and as healthy and happy as he is.





3 comments:

Mike and Rachael Hohmann said...

I'm glad you check up every once in a while. It's nice to know other people with similar problems. Nathan's scar looks great! It truly is a miracle that our children recover so very quickly. Is Nathan's Tetrology such that he will have numerous surgeries throughout his life? Rebekah's is. As far as the speech, I think it's a result of spending so very much time in traumatic surgery. She's had three open-hearts, RSV, and Brochilitis and she doesn't turn 3 until next week. But the future looks very bright. The doctors are very pleased with her latest progress in the past 6 months in particular. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on his scar and such. It sounds like you've done a lot of thinking, pondering, and praying to understand. Heavenly Father has given you a very positive outlook. What a blessing!

Mike and Rachael Hohmann said...

I'm glad you check up every once in a while. It's nice to know other people with similar problems. Nathan's scar looks great! It truly is a miracle that our children recover so very quickly. Is Nathan's Tetrology such that he will have numerous surgeries throughout his life? Rebekah's is. As far as the speech, I think it's a result of spending so very much time in traumatic surgery. She's had three open-hearts, RSV, and Brochilitis and she doesn't turn 3 until next week. But the future looks very bright. The doctors are very pleased with her latest progress in the past 6 months in particular. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on his scar and such. It sounds like you've done a lot of thinking, pondering, and praying to understand. Heavenly Father has given you a very positive outlook. What a blessing!

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