Saturday, February 20, 2010

Our Visit with TJ

Back on December 10th my friend Tre and his wife had their first child, a boy named Theodore John, or TJ. More than two months premature, he spent a month in the hospital before going home.

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Today I took YaYa and LuLu to visit the little guy. It was their first time meeting him, although YaYa made a Christmas stocking for him that hung in the hospital over the holiday.

First tho', I finished feeding and burping the little guy.

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Then it was YaYa's turn.

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Now obviously, the little guy has a problem around his left eye. It's a hemangioma that's put pressure on his optic nerves and threatened his vision. It's been treated with steroids and has retreated internally. The last-ditch option of chemotherapy has been discussed but has been shelved, and yay for that.

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Then it was LuLu's turn to hold him.

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Here's TJ high-fiving YaYa:

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A few minutes later, while distracted by talking to Tre, I looked over and found both of my girls talking to one another on the couch, their arms on each other's shoulders like the best of friends. Naturally, as soon as I drew attention to the fact they turned on one another, but they *tried* to pose for this shot:

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Whatever problems he may or may not have with his eye, the boy seemed chubby, content, alert, and glad to be doted on. He's a great big blessing, and we're glad to have him in our lives.

Welcome TJ!

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2 comments:

Slapinions said...

You know I think if the eye thing doesn't create any vision, or other serious problems he's going to be just fine!! He's adorable, a perfect mix of Pam and Tre, altho he definantly favors Tre I think! He's just so cute and looks so happy and content. I wish I could have seen him, it's killing me! The girls looked like they enjoyed him, but their hair looks rough to say the least!!

Bridgett said...

What a beautiful little boy! The hemangioma takes nothing away from his appearance at all. He's perfect.