Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Here are some pictures from my stay in Texas after Jackson had his surgery. You can read the blog logs fromlast week and see the pictures here. A more knowledgable techy could combine them, but that's not me!!When I saw him Sunday for the first time...asleep.Feeling better by Tuesday...
Bandages removed on Wednesday...
Had a shower and washed hair before some visitors came...

Biding time Thursday before the next surgery...
Gown on but time to pet the dog!

Talking to Dad...

Out of surgery...

Getting some homework done...

One set of staples...another in the back of his head.
A few more pictures by Mom...
and finally time to go home!!

Friday, February 18, 2011


Jackson was dismissed from the hospital today with no shunt In his head!

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers during this past week.

I will be posting pictures when I get back home.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Today he had surgery to remove the needle that was in his shunt in his head and an opening was made below his breast bone so the surgeon could remove the tubing that carried the fluid from his head to his stomach when he had the shunt.

The main problem he had today was the inability to eat! Now he hasn't wanted to eat all week but today,since he couldn't eat, he was starving! That combined with the apprehension of the surgery caused a headache. He went In after to lunch, the surgery took about 45 minute and after he got out of recovery, he was ready to eat and crack jokes!

He had a good early supper and ate again later as well. The doctor said he could go home tomorrow and I think that we are all ready.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Today saw Jackson playing cards, watching a couple of movies and getting his bandages taken off his head! The bath that came next put him in an even better mood. I am not able to download pictures so you will have to wait until next week to see him in various stages of his progress.

Payne showed Jackson's York pig today in San Antonio and came in 3rd place! He will now go to the sale on Friday. He will show his Cross tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Jackson had a very good day today. He didn't have any headaches and his surgeon said that it looked like he was "home free". He will have another day of being monitored and then on Thursday he will have surgery to remove the shunt from his head and the tubing that is in his body. Then he should be home this weekend!

Today he had that sparkle back in his eyes this morning when I got to the hospital. We played Uno, Monopoly, made Lego "things" and took walks around the halls. He listened to his Ipod, watched a movie and took a nap after lunch. Many visitors came to see him and brought food, sweatshirts, toys and balloons...a much-loved boy!

His Dad and brother have gone to San Antonio to show pigs on Wed. And Thurs. Life goes on in spite of someone being in the hospital and we're so thankful that Jack is doing well enough for them to go.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Our 11 year old grandson had emergency surgery and you can learn more by going to his mother's blog at Farm Fresh link on the right side. He is still having sone headaches as his head adjusts to the new pressure. He is tough little boy and my new hero!

While he is in the hospital, his big bro,P, was is San Antonio catching a calf in the calf scramble...24 kids and 10 calves! What a catch!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Three Words

The Stuart Lady Bulldogs are the champions of the 4th/5th grade elementary tournament as well as the regular season.
Way to go girls and a special shout-out to R!!