Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The road to recovery

Happy to say Maddox is doing well.
Mike & Nicole have been asked by Dr. Waner to remain in New York so they can keep an eye on Maddox.
I admire his strength. His stitches were removed on Monday, perhaps a bit too soon.
His incision opened yesterday afternoon so Dr. Waner had to put a few more stitches in to close it up. The little trooper did not flinch even though he had no freezing!!
Unfortunately another spot opened up today.
He is doing great and is still in good spirits.
Will post again soon.
Thank you for all of your love & support.

Monday, July 19, 2010

At Long Last

Finally the big day has come. The second surgery is complete.

Happy to report that everything went very well. Maddox was in surgery for 5.5 hours today.

Everyone waited with baited breath to see how Maddox would look.

How do you top perfection?

It was amazing to see his cheek without a swollen mass. (Dr. Waner did leave a small amount of mass in the cheek that can be treated with injections at a later date)

He also took some time to "tweak" his eye to make it look a little better.

Maddox will stay in the hospital for a few days so Dr. Waner can keep an eye on him.

He is resting well and watching his favorite movie, Cars.

There have been lots of requests for media interviews and Mike & Nicole are doing their best to accommodate.

We are hoping to have Maddox home on the 27th.

It will be nice to see Maddox adjust to life without the masses taking over much of his face.

Here's hoping that it will be easier for him to talk as well.

I am sure Mike & Nicole are dying to hear him say Mom & Dad.

Mike & Nicole wish to thank everyone for their love, support, compassion & prayers.

Praying for a speedy recovery. Will update again soon.