Saturday, May 31, 2008

F-U-N........

You know, I have been thinking lately, who's to say that having a medically fragile child means you can't have fun, and if the kid is keeping his sats right around 95, (which is borderline for him,) Why can't we take him off of his O2 for a half an hour and go play in the water on a warm day?

You know what? That's exactly what we did. He is having surgery in two weeks. He is going to be down and not doing a whole lot for at least 4 weeks after that. So dang it, we are going to have some fun.

This kid loves the Slip-N-Slide, heck, this kid loves water, all of my kids do. It was warm, so we had fun, and I'm not going to feel guilty over it. Rhett deserves to be a two year old little boy just like anyone else. Even if it means breaking a few rules once and a while......"They're more like guidelines anyways", right?!?!

Check out our fun day today.....



















24 comments:

Michelle said...

Looks like fun for handsome Rhett! Glad he's out enjoying the fresh air - that's got to be good for him, too, right? Sun, fresh air, FUN & laughter!?! Sounds good to me!

Childlife said...

Awwww! This just made my weekend, Pam! So great to see you all out enjoying some sunshine and fun together :D

Megan said...

Awww, its so good to pictures of Rhett having some fun!! He looks like he's loving it!!

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

Looks like the kids had a blast!!!

Sis Sarah said...

We do the same thing. O2 is anything but portable when little boys want to play outside.

I'm so glad he had some fun.

Kyle, Aimee & Ava said...

So fun... We had a swimming day at our house today too!

Tracey and Conor (T21online) said...

You guys look like you had a blast!!! So delighted to see Rhett having so much fun and being so free....enjoy!

~Melissa~ said...

That looks like a blast!!

Lauriann said...

Awww cute pictures! looks like they were having alot of fun !

Crystal said...

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mom2noah said...

What fun! I'm glad to see Rhett's smile again and he is able to have some fun again.

Imsavimsa said...

Hi!

Be sure that he gets enough pain medication after the fundo.

My son got a "PainBuster", a ball with a thin probe with local anesthetic under the skin. Too bad it was too short (only 2") so he ended up feeling all the pain from half the wound. He did have a lot of pain for about two days, but morphine helped a bit.

There are different lengths probes so make sure it should cover the entire wound area (about 4-5").

We are really glad he had the fundo, our sons life got so much better after that, no more oxygen and no more puking.

Best of luck during the upcoming surgery!

Mia, mom to Victor (14 months with Noonan syndrome)

PS. Our blog is in Swedish, but I have a short summmary in English.

Mary said...

Oh, what fun!

jennie said...

i am glad to read and see that all the kids had a blast in the sunny weather!

Kari said...

I just posted similar pics LOL Looks like they had a blast I love your DD bathing suit!

Lily said...

I like that the fun blog is right on top of the naughty blog. Looks like a great day for all!

Dawn said...

Nothing wrong with that baby having sum fun. after all he's been through he deserves some kid time. Pinch those cheekies for us. he looks like he had a blast.

Heather said...

Fun and laughter...... life's best medicine!!!! You all will be in our prayers as you begin yet another leg of Rhett's remarkable journey. Privileged to be tagging along with you.

Love, Zoey and crew

The Bryant Family said...

Absolutely everyone should enjoy being a kid. LOVE the pictures of the mess Rhett made of his "feeding" accessories...I see so much of Tuck in him or visa versa. Into everything, leave them alone and they can find something to get into. LOVED the leash post.... hee hee. Hang in there and keep your chin up. I find myself thinking about the what ifs as well, especially now that he is such a part of all of us. I dont know what I would do without my TUck Tuck. Hugs to you and kisses to Rhett.

Marla said...

Fun is the best therapy there is! The kids all look so happy.

Amie said...
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Amie said...

I learned one big thing while raising a critically ill child of my own, life is too short not to enjoy. Sometimes you have to just cautiously break the rules and let them live a little. Looks like they had a really good time in the water. Brody always loved the water. We really missed doing that with him after he got his trach. But I'm with you. Let them live. "Life is to be enjoyed not just endured"

Tami Acord-Nelson said...

Hey Pam! Thinking about you a lot lately.... wanted to check in on you! That little Rhett is sooooo yummy! Met Mark Christensen Saturday at the Big Give, he brought 3 paintings to be sold. Nice guy, bought some auction items too. (from Healing Hands) Anyway, are you coming to the picnic?
Much Love,
Tami (Thatchers mom)

Jen P said...

I've had this post starred forever so I could reply with some pictures. The Elder has been begging for this forever!!! Check out the pictures:

http://whatjenfinds.blogspot.com/2008/06/slip-sliding-away.html