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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Progress in Pictures

As promised, here are some before and after pictures of Christian. I was looking at the pictures and his progress is amazing. So here you go!

This is Christian last Friday, July 17th with tubes, intubation, tape, washcloth on his head, and an unflattering, pinkish hospital gown. Notice his eyes are turned up.


Here is Christian on Monday, July 22nd. This was the first day his eyes were finally down all the way and eyelids were open. But we still have tape all over his face.


Christian with his "dumbbells."

Yesterday, July 21st, just after surgery. Sleepy baby.


Today, Wednesday, July 22nd. The swelling had gone down and eyes are open, trach in position.


"I'm a brand new man!"

24 comments:

The Crabtree Family said...

Shauna, he looks great. The difference in his eyes is amazing. He's coming back to you!

ferfischer said...

Just beautiful! Let the healing begin!

Shirley said...

Oh Shauna, his recovery to date has truly been a miracle. I knew before seeing the progress pictures, but now that I've seen them, I'm just amazed all over again! I know your little man will pull through this. It's so good to see his beautiful face again! I'm happy to see the trach working out. One of my friend's son just got his trach removed after a year, and he's doing great! Before you know it, Christian won't need his anymore! What a fighter. And sooooo cute, too! We love him! Sending you and your entire family hugs!

maz said...

Such an incredible difference. Little guy! We love you Christian!!!

sunflourchic said...

now that IS christian. he looks beautiful. so perfect. lots of love to him!

Suzanne said...

It's so nice seeing his beautiful face! He's made such incredible progress, it's amazing! He's doing so great and will continue to progress. You show those doctors what you can do, you little fighter!

Jendioguardi said...

What an amazing young man!!! He looks fantastic. Great pictures. Thank you for sharing. I am continuing to pray!!

Pippa said...

Amazing! Those photo's have brought tears to my eyes [sniff]. What a difference! Shauna, does he pull faces yet?

Hey Christian.... your doing great lil guy! Keep trying hard for Mummy =)

Shauna, don't forget to look after yourself.... ok ;-) How did the other night with Gabe go?

Thanks for this special update.

Rochelle said...

Those pictures definitely show how much he's improving! His color is much better, his face is so beautiful and the eyes look so much more focused. I am so happy to see the before/after and I know you are loving having that sweet little face free of tape and tubes so that you can kiss every bit of those cheeks. :)

Still praying for him every day, and you, too!

Amy said...

Wow, tears are coming down. He does look better, way to go Christian and way to go mama!! Thinking of you every day!

Mel said...

I am so happy to see Christian coming back to you. He looks great! I am crying tears of happiness. The pictures show his progress so well.

Keep up the fight little man! Thinking of you all.

Marilyn said...

Shauna, He look so good! Praying for you guys!

mrsdeiser said...

Makes me all teary eyed! So glad to see him looking better!

Cindy said...

LOVE seeing those pics!! He's looking so much better. Prayers continue for a full recovery. HUGS!

Caroline said...

He looks AWESOME! I'm so glad you are sharing so much with us! I anxiously await every update! Go Christian! I'm glad you had such a progressful day today! You are such a strong man with a GREAT mama!

gavman306 said...

WOW he looks sooo good!!! What a difference, he has come such a long way! Keep fighting your way back to mommy Christian, you can do it!!! Great job Christian and mommy, we are praying so hard for you guys!
God Bless You!!!

Crystal said...

Wow, what an amazing difference! He is looking great! It's great to hear how Christian is progressing. I have wondered how your other son Gabe is doing. Such a tender, young age. I hope he is well, too.

Take care,

Sim1 said...

Amazing! He is so strong. Hes fighting Shauna - and hes feeding off of your strength. You are a great mom.

Simone

Sweets N Stuff said...

Shauna - i just wanted to stop in and say hi... i learned about your story from Lauren McCoy her and i went to hs together and i started seeing her updates on your amazing and beautiful little boy! i've been praying for you guys and will continue to do so!! god is amazing his glory and beauty are shining through your little boy. just remember no matter what time you are given with your son a few days a few years or a lifetime each day is beautiful and a true blessing! i may not be in the same situation as you are but my son who turns 2 in sept is a chronically ill/needy child and we could loose him to the disease he suffers from, the one thing i can tell you is DO NOT get on that bridge until you have too. don't stand near it don't and stand on it... stand with your son!! don't get on it unless you HAVE too. you are his loudest and strongest advocate! continue to be his voice!! and continue to pray!!

your son, you, your family and anyone touching your son is in our prayers!!

The Halls
Jesse, Morgan (me), and Vegas
momma.hall@yahoo.com

Dora said...

Speechless. All I can say is Thank you for posting these pictures. He is beautiful and like so many of us I think that he is coming back to You in full force!

Eliisa said...

What a difference! He looks so much better...keep showing them, Christian!

dawnfirstclass said...

God bless him. I pray every single day.

Tara said...

that is amazing Shauna!!

NewMoonStudio said...

I am very happy to see that he is getting better!He is in my prayers!God bless him!

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