Wednesday, November 3, 2010

new family pictures

I found a new photographer on KSL classifieds who was offering to do family pictures for free. We needed a new family picture so I e-mailed her we got together at Wheeler Farm, and a week later we had a CD with over a 150 pictures of our family. We were amazed by how fast she got the pictures back to us, and we were grateful for the free pictures since we will be having some big medical bills arriving in our mailbox shortly. Here are some of the pictures she took. If your interested in her doing pictures for your family she is currently doing them for just $20! You can see her blog at

hospital stay

Before surgery

the day after surgery, and still smiling

Things went much better than expected at the hosptial. First of all we had been today that Joshua would have a tube coming out his back to drain his kidneys and the tube would remain in place for about 4-5 weeks. Well the pediatric urologist came to see us after the surgery was over and told us that they had put in an internal cathader instead and that he didn't have a tube in his back. The tubes will have to be removed in 4-6 weeks, but it will be a quick procedure. That was a huge relief. They had previously told us that Joshua would be here for 3-5 days. Then last night one of the doctors who works with the pediatric urologist said that if things go well he can go home tomorrow (which would be today). Joshua is doing really well. They have removed all of the tubes and machines that he was hooked up to. Joshua has also done very well with managing his pain. He was been nursing more frequently, but that has helped to lessen the pain he was feeling. Several of the pain medications that had been ordered for him they decided not to give to him because he was doing so well. He's mostly just been on Motrin, or Tylenol. We are so grateful to the medical staff for there expertise, to our friends and family who fasted and prayed for our little boy, and most of all we are grateful to our Heavenly Father for his watchful care.