Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cain's follow-up appointment with Dr. Bichell

Last Thursday Cain had a follow-up appointment with his heart surgeon. We had to arrive an hour early for Cain to have a chest x-ray. I guess the x-ray looked good because Dr. Bichell was very pleased with Cain. Of course, we are very pleased with Dr. Bichell's work on Cain. Dr. Bichell has been amazing and we are very happy we chose to stay here in Nashville so Dr. Bichell could be his surgeon. What an amazing job he has done!

I left this appointment grinning from ear to ear!! It was such a wonderful feeling to leave this appointment knowing that if all goes well we will not need to see Dr. Bichell for several months. Two surgeries behind us...hopefully only one more to go! It was a relief to sit across from Dr. Bichell and be able to grin. I will never forget our initial appointment with him last September. There were no grins during that appointment. I can still remember barely being able to see Dr. Bichell through the tears in my eyes that day.

It's amazing to realize how much we've learned and how far we've come since that appointment with him in September.


I'm so excited to have this picture of Cain and Dr. Bichell!!

I can't remember if I ever mentioned this link http://www.vanderbiltchildrens.com/interior.php?mid=5122. It's a video of Dr. Bichell drawing an infant's heart defect on paper so the mother can understand her child's heart defects before surgery is performed. As you can see Dr. Bichell is not only a wonderful surgeon, he is also a very talented artist.

2 comments:

Kristy Statham said...

Awesome!!!! I got tears in my eyes reading this post b/c I remember that email I got from you detailing what all you and Brad had just learned about Cain last September. I still have the letter on my office wall that your parents sent out to all the area churches asking for prayers. It is so wonderful to see ya'lls and Cain's huge progress fro last September - again, thanks for allowing us to be a part of it through your blogs.

The Watsons said...

i am smiling right now reading this great post! i am so glad to hear this wonderful news! can't wait for a playdate:)