Sunday, January 22, 2006

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Today is Max's 7 month birthday! And yesterday was the one month anniversary of Max's homecoming...and an entire month with no hospital stays! YAY MAX!

To celebrate this special day, we took a walk with Jim, Eliz, Tom Tom, Jackson AND all four dogs. Each time we leave the house for doctor appointments, etc., I am getting better and better at packing up him and his "stuff." Max can be off of his feeds for 4-5 hours per day, so I unplug his GTube and that is one less machine needed with us...which is great. I have a portable 02 tank that I wear in a backpack and his portable monitor sits in his seat with him. (And yes for those worried about him being out and about, I ALWAYS have my cell phone with me...just in case.)
We went by the water and it was an absolutely beautiful day! It was sooo great to see the dogs all having so much fun and have Max with us...this is something we have been so excited to do!

And here is my crew waiting for Jim to come pick us up...is this not the cutest group ever?

2 comments:

alisen barlean said...

Amy,

I am so sorry about more loss in your life. It is so hard to hear about the suffering of little ones. Being a single mom is a very tough experience, and yet makes us so strong. I can't imagine having to do all of that AND having a special needs little one. I send you all my strength, encouragement, and love. You and Max have come so far, and it will only make the road ahead easier to deal with.
All my love and prayers,
Alisen

Ruthie said...

Love the pictures. It looks like you have a beautiful place to go walking. Your "older" boys seem to have adjusted to being older brothers. :)