|Elliot & Owen|
We arrive home with Owen on December 21, 2011 and he was a wonderful Christmas present for our entire family. Owen was still not sure what was happening and who all of these people were but I know he felt a love and spirit that he had never experienced before.
|Arriving Home at Kansas City Airport 2 Years Ago Today|
It was just a few weeks after arriving home that Owen's medical challenges dominated his life for the next 10 months. We were eating dinner at a local restaurant when Owen started having trouble swallowing and breathing. Up to this time we knew he had some issues swallowing his food but the worst that ever happened was he would cough it up and start over. This time was different. He was eating chicken noodle soup, which should not have been an issue, and we soon realized something was horribly wrong.
We called Grandma Joy and asked her to meet us at our house and then we would take Owen to the ER. This soon escalated and we rushed him to ER scared of what might be happening. Once we arrived at ER they took control and assured us he was getting air and was stabilized. Owen would have multiple procedures over the next few months with no success.
|Not Comfortable Few Months with this Tube Placement!|
|Laughing Gas at KU Med Just Before the Big Surgery|
|Dad and Owen In Recovery Room|
|Let the Healing Begin|
|Iris, Ansley, Elliot, Cousin Alex Visiting|
|Cousin Nick Visiting Owen|
|Its Almost Time to Go Home!|
Finally in the fall of 2012 he would have a major surgery and his road to recovery was in place. A few more months with the feeding tube and then he would be ready for the fork! From this moment on Owen would start to blossom!
Fast forward 2 years and there is no stopping him. He has graduated from physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Soon we expect he will be kicked out of speech. The only thing Owen still needs to accomplish is potty training! They assure me he will not go to college in pull ups. I know he will get it when he is ready, but boy this momma is ready for him to get out of diapers.
Owen, we love you so much and thank God each day you are part of our family. You are part of God's big story and He has big plans for you. Always know God loves you and will never leave you.
|Two Years Later.....|