Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Few Fall Fun Pics

I snapped a few pics on our way to meet some friends for dinner last weekend. Cohen stayed home with Justin's mom, so he is not in these. He is still on house arrest as much as possible!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

10 months old!

Cohen is 10 months old! (as of the 23rd) I am a little behind on posting! He is growing like a little weed and doing so well! I will do a detailed post this week, but could not wait to share this new pic with all of you!!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friends by Chance

Cohen being in the NICU brought some amazing people into our lives. Here is one of them!

We love the Warren family more than words can say--- What a blessing they are to us!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Big Boy at the Doctor!

I thought this pic of Coco bean waiting on the doctor last week was just tooooooo funny! He is a little ham!

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Blog----I fixed the link!!!!

My new blog is a hot mess. However, if I don't go ahead with it now I may never do it! Hopefully I will find time soon to work on it and get it "really" fixed up. Bare with me!!!!

Happy Birthday Calee!!!

My sweet Calee turned 11 this weekend! Time has gone so fast. Here is a couple of pics from this past week. I love how Calee is always looking at the camera and Ames never is!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ENT Update

Our wireless router has been on the blink, so I haven't been able to update for a few days!

 We went to Vanderbilt to see our ENT specialist on Tuesday. He ran a scope down Cohen's throat and saw that the left vocal cord is still not moving. We were disappointed, but not really surprised. He also felt like he is still having "pools" of secretions in the back of his throat, that are causing his voice box to be irritated and swollen.

We went armed with a huge list of questions. I really trust our ENT, and we wanted to get his opinion on several things. I guess my biggest concern is ruling out Cohen getting a trach (tracheotomy). Unfortunately, he feels like we are not completely out of the woods on this yet. He also feels we need to go back in and look further down the throat, to see if Cohen's airway has grown.

So, we are going ahead and scheduling a broncoscopy for next month. The orthopedic surgeon is also going to go in and clip his heel cord at the same time. Hopefully the bronc will show great growth, and we can throw the trach idea out the window!!!!

The ENT said he felt like keeping Cohen healthy is the most important thing right I guess he will go back on house arrest!

Of course, since this appointment, Cohen has developed a terrible cough. He coughed non stop Tuesday and Wednesday nights. I took him and Ames both to see our pediatrician this morning. Ames has been congested and feeling icky the last couple of days also.

GREAT NEWS! They did a chest X-ray on Cohen and it was perfect! No pneumonia! This is the first clear chest X-ray he has ever had, so I was so relieved. I am so glad to know he can fight off a little cold and be ok. The doctor today said he felt like this spoke volumes about how far his lungs have come.

Ames also just has a little cold, and is doing fine. His first cold and runny nose in over a year! Taking both of them to the doctor is really something-----Cohen laughs and smiles at the doctor, doesn't care a bit for him to look down his throat and in his ears. Ames, on the other hand, screams the minute the doctor steps in the room! You would think it would be the opposite!

We are hoping for a better nights sleep tonight! We have a big weekend up ahead. Friday is Aunt Amy's birthday, then Saturday is Calee's 11th B-day and Justin and my anniversary. Cal also has a performance Saturday at a festival here in the Boro.

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers for Cohen. He is doing so well, and I know he will overcome all of this......I just hope it's sooner than later!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Love and Hugs from the Bryant's!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Who broke it?

We have a broken chair in our kitchen. I thought I saw Ames climb up and fall over in the chair, and it bust into small pieces?

However, according to him, Dig Dig did it. Or Pa did it. Or LuLu did it. Even Cohen did it. He blamed Dig Dig (Justin's Dad) for the first several days. He stuck to his story----then, he started blaming anyone he could think of.

The chair is in the corner, hoping it can be fixed. Ames walks over to it no less than 10 times a day and says "_____________ broke the chair." (Insert whomever he is blaming today=)

As I am typing, Ames walked by the chair and said "Mary broke my chair." Mary is our cat.