Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 4

Day 4
Malakai is just so much fun! His appetite is better, it really must have been a one day thing. Thank God! I think I'm starting to get used to his eyes being different. I was worried that I wouldn't like them or he would just look weird. It is so true that a Mother just loves! I think being able to see his eyes is the best thing, they are just SO beautiful!

I thank God all the time that Malakai is such a fun son! He is always smiling and laughing. I can't get over how different this week has been compared to what I thought it was. I've said, probably a hundred times, that I thought we were going to be sitting around. We have just had so much fun this week. Wednesday was more like a bonus day to hang out with him, than a day I missed work to take care of a sick child!

I figured everyone was probably wondering where Eric was!! He usually stays on one end of the camera! Here is a goofy picture of those two!

This is the first picture that I can remember where Malakai had red-eye! I don't know if it is because his eyes are open more or if it is just a fluke. I would like to think that it isn't a fluke!! Everyday I can see an improvement in the healing. His bruising isn't bad at all and keeps getting better. The swelling is virtually non existent!

I would like to thank all those who prayed for us during this journey. God has really carried us through and made it so much better than I feared. He has been so good to us and we give Him all the glory!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 2 & 3

Day 2 of this journey was MUCH more active than I could ever imagine it to be! I had envisioned us sitting on the couch and taking naps all day (the perfect day off)! Malakai was acting like a normal 2.5 year old. We went to our local Farmer's Market in the morning, took a nap in the afternoon and then went grocery shopping in the evening. Sometime between nap time and grocery shopping he said to me "Momma, I see better" That completely melted my heart. It really makes all the crazyness worth it!

The only thing we have to do right now is put this cream on his eyes 3 times a day. I don't want to do it because I'm afraid I'll pass out. So we got up super early so Eric could put it on before work. Then my mother-in-law put it on in the afternoon. Eric was also kind enough to do it before Malakai went to bed. Surprisingly enough, Malakai will sit right back and let us (Eric) do it. After it is on, he will walk around saying "I'm not touching my cream!"

Day 3 was my first day back to work (also known as the longest day of my life)! Malakai did really well except his appetite was not normal. He didn't eat nearly as much as he normally does. This really worried me because he is and has always been such a good eater! Eric said not to worry because he has been through a lot and sometimes people just don't want to eat.
**He did start eating much more on Day 4 :)**