Ten little fingers, ten little toes!

We are so happy to report that Aiden's surgery went great!

We arrived at 6 and he was taken back to the OR around 7:45am. Dr. Fearon came out around 12:15 to tell us that everything went well. He snapped some pictures of Aiden's new hands and feet after the operation was over and before they put the casts on and let me tell you - it is AMAZING!

Ten fingers and ten toes...what most parents pronounce when their children are first born...we finally get to say after 12 months. It's unbelievable what modern medicine can make possible these days.

He's warm and snuggled in his bed and recovering just fine. He's been sleeping since we got up to the room, but he sucked down 6 oz. of juice/Pedialyte while in recovery. So we're just waiting for him to wake up so we can feed him some food and milk - he's got to be hungry!

The plan is to keep him here overnight to monitor everything. Ricky is going to stay with him at the hospital and I'm going to try to get some rest back at the hotel. Then we'll be headed home tomorrow! Dr. Fearon is really big on getting kids back to their home environment as quickly as possible as long as they are good and ready to go. He believes that avoiding long hospital stays helps them developmentally in the long run and we wholeheartedly agree.

We couldn't be happier with the way this trip has turned out. We're so proud of our tough little guy. God has made him one strong little boy and has helped to keep us strong through it all as well. Thanks for everyone's well-wishes, thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to us knowing that so many people care about Aiden and our family.

PS - We have asked Dr. Fearon to send us the pictures he took in the OR of his hands and feet and we can't wait to share them with everyone once he does. He is heading out of town this evening, however, so we may not get them for a few days. But believe me, I'm just as anxious to show them as I'm sure some of you are to see them, so I promise to post pics as soon as I get them!


  1. Yahoo!!!....
    Such a great little guy. Thinking of you all and wishing you a smooth uneventful trip home. Can not wait to see you all.
    MA PT

  2. Great news. So glad to hear that Aiden's sleep study turned out great!

  3. We have been thinking about you guys! I am so glad that everything went so well with Aiden's latest surgery! We will continue to keep you all and Aiden in our prayers and hope for a smooth and easy recovery!