This is Creed about an hour after his surgery. They had about a million things that he was connected to.
-he got blood (that's the red tube) for the first couple of hours post-op
-he had a chest tube in to drain any excess blood from his chest
-he had IV's in both arms as well as a central line in his neck
-you can see the two blue wires coiled by the blanket; those are both connected to him by a stitch until they know they wont need them (there to jump his heart if there are complications)
-the circle stickers are for his vitals
-the square ones are to monitor his heart (there are 10 of them)
-and finally a blood pressure cuff on his leg (seeing as his arms were pretty occupied)
Now, three weeks later he's running around like a maniac. His new found energy (from his way more efficient heart) can be a little overwhelming at times but we love it! This is his "check out my rugged scar" pose.
Since he has been healing so well it's been pretty easy for the family to get back to normal. . .
eating yummy snacks,
Ryan visiting the kids at school for their "take your father to school" day,
we have been able to add a plethora of looks to our "funny faces" collection,
Creed received a bunch of art supplies to keep him occupied during his recovery which has turned out well for the whole family, our art wall is overflowing!
As you can see, even Beckham got in on the action. That is, until I caught him drinking the dirty paint water and he was speedily removed from the premises!
We have had amazing works of art constructed during the kids free time. This particular one happens to be a "Moosedragon"...