Thursday, October 13, 2011

It has been too long…

It has been too long…

Five weeks to be exact since our last update. So here it is.

This last Sunday, Seton turned 7 months old…7 months! Zane described it as the longest yet quickest 7 months of his life. Seton is doing great! Since our last update we have been to two post-op appointments, went on our FIRST family vacation, introduced Seton to several friends and family members, and passed his 6th and 7th month birthdays.

Two weeks after surgery, we went in for his post-op check up with Dr. Nirgiotis. Seton was healing well other than his g-tube leaking more than normal. Dr. Nirgiotis decided to take it out and put in his permanent g-button (4-6 weeks early). Changing the g-tube for the g-button was painful for Seton, but after we got home, he was much better. He has progressed everyday. He is healing nicely and is not in any pain from his surgery.

Later that week we went to see Dr. Habersang for a post-op and 6-month check up. He said Seton looks great and the surgery and recovery has gone so much better than he thought it would. Since Seton is doing so well, Dr. H does not want to see him again for 2 months. He also decreased his breathing treatments and discontinued 2 of his medications (iron supplement and zantac). Here are a couple of 6-month pictures

6 Months Old

Tired of taking pictures
Seton meets Colton (Born to be buds, since our Daddy's are best buds)

" Mom, I am trying to take a nap"

Our Family vacation was great! Seton did amazing in the mountains - he loves the cool, moist mountain air just like his momma! We had a weekend full of FIRSTS for Seton. First mountain, first waterfall, first rainbow, first restaurant, first dirty diaper in the car (man that was fun), first lake, first car show, first shopping trip, first wild animals (we actually had a chipmunk come into the cabin while we were in the living room), and you see my point. While we were shopping in Creede, CO we had a lady walk up to Seton and ask me if he was a real baby…hahaha. No I just like to push this massive stroller around with my baby doll.  Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the trip.
Famliy Road Trip Transportation
Looking out the window on the way to the mountians
In Front of the Waterfall
It was very cold by the lake

Seton now weighs 14lbs 4.5 oz. and is over 25 in. long. He is out growing all his clothes in the length, just like his daddy. He is in 6-9 month clothes for the length but some of his 0-3 onesies still fit…someone should make Small & Tall Baby Clothes. J

Just for comparison
1 month old
7 months old

7 Month Old Pictures 

Here are a few fall pictures with Seton and his cousins

Overall Seton is doing really well. We are working on feeding therapy with a speech therapist, and he also has an Occupational Therapist to help him with holding his head up and using his hands.  We go back to see Dr. H in November. We are looking towards our next steps with Seton and his progess.


You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. “Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.”
2 Chronicles 20:17 ESV

Thought I would leave you with some toes!