Sunday, May 23, 2010

Two years old!!!

A big huge Happy Birthday to my baby boy!!!

Two years ago right now I was in labor with my little man. It was a long emotional labor(36 hours). We had just found out three days before that our son had a heart condition. The word "roller coaster" is a great way to describe our emotions. We were determined to look on the bright side of things and to put our faith in trust in our Father in Heaven who knows all and who had ours and Daxtons best interest in mind.

He came out fighting. When we decided to name him Daxton we looked up the meaning of his name and there was none documented. Since the beginning he has fought many battles and has risen above them, thus the meaning of his name is "Warrior". Ryan gave him the nickname Daxtonius Parkerius. He has and still is living up to his name. He is starting to get a wonderful little temper. When he doesn't want something that I am trying to give him he hits his head with both his hands. I wonder what he is trying to accomplish?

In his two short little years Daxton has:

-survived a heart cath at 3 days old
-survived a heart surgery at 5 days old
-survived 2 1/2 months on a ventilator
-had his first smile while on the ventilator
-survived a heart transplant on Sept. 10 2008 at three months old.
-lived through a g-tube placement surgery-because he was not gaining weight and is still struggling gaining weight.
-has endured innumerable blood draws, pokes, probes, etc.
-has lived through 3 additional heart caths and will need one once a year for his entire life.
-he struggled crawling, walking, eating but now is doing all of these like a champ....well the eating we could work on a lot more.
-enduring life at home with two very loving and protective sisters and always with a Smile!!!

Daxton loves his:
-Mom and Dad
-Dog,Xander(honestly the only reason I have kept the dog is because of how much Dax loves him)
-choo choo train, especially Thomas
-watching "How to train your Dragon" and "Thomas"
-playing outside
-toy cars
-and we found out today he loves swimming

I love this little man! I am so eternally grateful that he is a part of our little family and I am his mother!!

His birthday present from the cardiology team is to let him go from three times a day meds to twice a day!!!!! To those who know this is HUGE for us!! Since his transplant we have been giving meds at 8am 4pm and 12am. It is so nice to not have to give that late night dose. I am a happy camper!!

So thanks to our Donor family and our Savior my little Dax man celebrates two years of wonderful, glorious, amazing life!!!!

I love you little man!!! Happy Happy Birthday!!!


Kaidence's Mommy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!! Yeah for meds twice a day. Isn't it funny the simple things in life that get us so excited?

Have a wonderful day, sorry we missed you at clinic! Congrats on such a big milestone big boy!

The Davis Family said...

Happy Birthday Daxton! I love the nickname given by Ryan. Hahaha! And meds only twice a day... you're giving me hope Hilary!

Natalie said...

Ahhh, I was totally thinking about his birthday today!
So crazy... so wonderful...
What a great post.

hazel and ej said...

happy birthday daxton. this is our first time to leave a comment. we have been following your blog, you are our inspiration.. way to go little man. =)
2 years down.. a LIFETIME more to go..

hazel, mom 2 elijah (HLHS/transplant)

Sweet Pea said...

He is a beautiful boy, you are so blessed to have him and he is to have you. We love you guys!
Doug & Amanda

Aimee Hardy said...

Oh Hurray! Happy Birthday Daxton. A true warrior, inside and out.

Juliann said...

Wow...what a remarkable two years. Can't believe it, actually. Happy birthday to Daxton! What a special, amazing little guy he is.

Chad said...

He is definitely a cute little guy, makes me smile every time I see him. Definitely a choice spirit. said...

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