|Seriously, he could be Snow White's brother. Who looks this good in their hospital baby picture.|
The surgery was a success, so we thought. The doctors continued to keep an eye on him. More tests. I especially loved the one where he was in what looked like a set for Star Trek. A very large needle was put into his kidney to extract fluid. After this test we still thought everything was fine until The Tween developed his first bladder infection, which I think was actually a kidney infection. His doctor had read the results wrong and it turned out The Tween need surgery again because one of his kidneys was only functioning at 30%.
|About the age of his Star Trek test.|
|Around the time he had his second surgery.|
|Lately he's been enjoying percussion at his junior high school.|
|Goodbye Tween, hello ?|
|Eating the traditional giant birthday cookie.|
**Notice I don't have any hospital pictures from the many tests or surgeries. It's a good thing because The Tween does not like to talk about that time even though he says he doesn't remember it. The only memory he does have is of riding in a wheelchair and playing with the Scooby Doo van in the playroom at Primary Children's Hospital. Another miracle that I'm grateful for.