It was often a bit of challenge to get posts up at the hospital so some most of our pictures never made it. We thought we would just post a few of our faves.
This is Uncle Brandon (Jason's brother) and Liam playing a Wii boxing game, the day before Liam's second surgery. It got a bit competitive and I was laughing so much I can't even remember who won! I am sure they do! Liam already had the cheerios (we are sure there is a medical term for these, which we have forgotten) placed all over his head for the image guided surgery the next day.
This is Liam and Jason right before heading into the operating room for round number two! We are actually in the operating suite patient waiting room. Liam's surgery was so special that they had arranged for it to start before all the other surgeries of the day, so it was just us and the medical staff. Liam did a great job of being brave and so did his Dad! I found it a bit harder to say goodbye the second time around.
This photo was taken this past Monday. Five days post surgery. Liam is finally able to stand some light and consents to posing for the camera.
Below are photos of in the hospital. The first is Liam's special wheelchair with the head rest. Thank-you Heather for his special licence plate. We did not need to hunt for his chair after we put that on. It also brought about a lot of smiles as parents and patients walked by and smiles bring about rays of sunshine on the ward. The next two photos are of Liam's room, with cards, scriptures and balloons. Finally, the last photo is of Liam sitting in his wheelchair eating his favourite meal in the whole world. Vietnamese beef noodle soup! Thank-you to Cheri and Gerald for bringing him the real deal just to cheer him up! As you can see the lunch the hospital gave him was left to the side of the table.
This last photo, I took yesterday as we waited for Liam's paperwork so he could be released. He is all dressed and ready to go. Around his neck are the bravery beads that he earned while he was in the hospital. Each beads represents a procedure or test that Liam had to have and it tells the story of his journey. Since they did not have beads that represented what God has done we will be heading off to pick some out (when Liam is feeling better) so that His necklace can really be complete.
Thank-you again for all of you that have prayed, posted comments, hugged us, prayed some more and visited. We are printing every comment and prayer and saving them in a beautiful leather book that we brought for Liam. It is something that will be a precious gift and reminder for him in years to come. All of you are a part of what God did in Liam's life. We will be forever grateful.