Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Like a flood

I have no words that can truly express how we feel right now. Seriously.

What Malachi underwent today is nothing short of a miracle, a little glimmer of God's healing hands. I'm overwhelmed with joy, peace and thanksgiving. My eyes are still flooded with tears. Amazing.

It's hard to think about what really happened today. Dr.Scott and Dr. Smith opened my son's head and stitched (with a thread LESS than the thickness of a human hair) a healthy blood vessel to his brain. The slightest bump, jiggle or twitch could have killed him... instantly. Wow, it will amaze me for the rest of my life.

He is now equipped with 8 (yes 8) titanium plates (they look like prongs that hold the back of picture frames on) and 16 tiny screws holding them in place. He has healthy vessels that, with time, will grow into his brain and provide him with adequate blood flow. It's all to overwhelming to even think about.

So, until I can gather my thoughts better, I will leave you with a few pictures of Malachi.

The swelling has started in the picture above. Tomorrow his eyes will most likely be swelled shut. You can hardly tell in this picture but he is really swollen right by his ears and temple.
Hes gonna have the coolest hair cut on the block for a few weeks until it grows back!!


Gojira said...

All I can say is Wow! Love and hugs, cousin Maureen

Lacey said...

Oh he looks fantastic! Praise God and Boston Childrens!

larag1028 said...

Sweet Malachi! I'm so thankful that the surgery went well. I hope & pray he has a good day today! Praise the Lord!