A couple weeks ago we took Ben to see his cardiologist (heart Dr). We have had regular appointments with this Dr since Ben was born and going to Primary always brings back memories.
Before Ben was born, we were prepared for the worst. I had been told that he might have to have surgery as soon as he was born. I was also told that, even if he didn't have to have surgery right away, he would be VERY sick and we wouldn't be allowed to hold him. One person even told me that we might not even be allowed to see him.
Shortly after Ben was born, Josh and his Grandpa (Lloyd McGee) gave him a priesthood blessing. A few hours later, I got to hold him.
Just 10 days after his birth, Ben was able to go home.
He slept a lot and would get so exhausted that he would fall asleep during feedings.
When he was 6-months old, he finally weighed enough (6 kilos or ~14 lbs) to have surgery. His surgery was on December 18th.
Here are some pictures for our visit to Primary last week...
He stuck the stickers to the bed because he thought it would be funny.
Anyway, the reason for my post, his Dr said that Ben's heart is functioning as well as any other kid his age. He said, "If I didn't know he had had surgery, I would think I was looking at a normal healthy heart." Ben will not need any more surgeries!
This boy is such an amazing person! He is a gift and a blessing, and I wouldn't trade him for the world...even if he does break everything!