Saturday, December 25, 2010


We have had a very Merry Christmas this year.  Santa found his way to the hospital and delivered lots of fun presents.  My mom and dad and brother Ty came really early in the morning so they could be here when Sky woke up.  He usually is awake really early in the morning so they came at six, but when they came Skyler was still asleep and didnt want to wake up.  (The morphine and ativan that he got last night didnt help the situation any)  At first I tried awaking him up but with no success so we just let him sleep.  When he did finally decide to wake up he was wet so I changed his "hospital pants" and in the process I totally scratched his leg and made him bleed!  What a way to wake up on Christmas morning, having your mother injure you. Way to go Crystal.  Definitely not the way I imagined the morning going...oopsies!  But as soon as we sat him up and he saw that grandma, grandpa, and Ty Ty were there and that Santa came, he got happy.  It was so fun watching him open his presents and seeing the smile on his face.  He did get tired pretty fast and didnt want to open anymore presents, so we gave him a little break and I opened the rest for him.  After his little rest he started playing with grandpa and Ty and having fun with his toys.  He was laughing so much.  Im so glad that he was still able to enjoy Christmas morning even though it was in a hospital.  I dont care if we had to celebrate it in a cardboard box, Im just so grateful that we got to spend it together.  Im also so grateful that my parents and brother came up so early to celebrate it with us.  Skyler just loves them so much.  Last night he was more excited about seeing them in the morning than having Santa come.  Im also grateful for the nurse I had last night who was so nice and really good about being super quite so Sky wouldn't wake up and Santa could come.  Im also grateful for the nurse we have today.  She is so sweet and helped make this Christmas special.  Here are some pictures from last night and this morning....

Santa came!


Our awesome night nurse


Trying to wake Skyler up.  Look how peaceful he is sleeping


Opening presents


This is Skyler giving me the necklace he picked out all by himself.  Its a snowflake one and I LOVE it!!!


These are the laughs we were getting all morning.  Im in love with this boy!


Skyler's cool Super Skyler blanket my cousin gave him. He loves it.


Seeing whats in his stocking...


Playing with his blocks.  Look at that determination!


Opening another stocking from the staff.  Thanks PCMC


Still playing through the nurse assessing him and giving meds.




Happy boy!


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!

9 comments:

lindsay Roscoe said...

That is AWESOME!! We loved seeing ALL of those different expressions on his face. BEAUTIFUL! MERRY CHRISTMAS! We are so grateful your day was well. We all sat down together as a famioy tonight to read how your guys day went. We love you both! Roscoe, Lindsay, Cyndell, Lillian, Jager, Oliver and Oscar

lea said...

So glad you had a good day today! The PCMC staff is awesome. We've had that same night nurse before when we had to spend the night. She was great. It seriously brings tears to my eyes to see him doing so well. I loved his cute look when he was giving you a present...how sweet was that. So glad you got to spend the day with family!

N Gines said...

Merry Christmas Crystal and Skyler! I'm so glad you both had a wonderful Christmas.

Amy Stewart said...

your family is awesome, you have such an amazing support group! so glad you guys had a great christmas. Love you guys and Merry christmas

johnjillhuz said...

Happy Birthday Skyler! I am so happy you were able to enjoy Christmas with your Grandma and Grandpa and uncle. I am so grateful to hear that you were so happy and laughing! Merry Christmas!

Jodie said...

I am so excited for you! He looks so good! I love his smile! I am glad you had a Merry Christmas!

Dani said...

I LOVE seeing that smile. It is totally contagious. I am so glad you got to enjoy Christmas on the ICS floor instead of PICU. He is doing so great!
I totally felt the same way about going home as you do and Chase was only there for a week. I can not imagine the anxiety you have in taking him home. I think you are a great mom and made a decision that was best for Sky. Like you said the PCMC staff is awesome. I bet it is a Christmas that Sky will never forget.

lindsay Roscoe said...

Hey Crystal! Thinking of you both.

Ashleigh said...

Hi Crystal! My parents live by Kathy & Dee Stevens (Joel & Sharon Murphy). I have heard about your little boy and have followed your blog for a while. I pray for you and your little guy every day and hope you feel the prayers on your behalf. I wanted to let you know that I took your challenge of donating blood last week. I had not done it for 10 years because I passed out the first time that I did. I was scared to give blood again but I kept saying, "I'm doing this for Skyler & Crystal!" Thanks for challenge. I needed it and will continue to donate blood regularly. I hope Skyler continues to get well.
-Ashleigh