Where we've been

My youngest has/had a funny little finger. We discovered last summer that his left index finger had a bump at the joint and it was growing crooked. Our initial thought was that he broke it, but he was diagnosed with an exostosis and referred to Shriner's Hospital in Springfield, MA. He had the surgery this week. Instead of rewriting it, you can read about the visit here. And see more pictures here.

Along with the care of the excellent staff and volunteers, comfort came in the form of items donated to the hospital, including the handmade ripple-stitch afghan and matching teddy bear given to our little guy as he was coming out of surgery.

If any of you make items and donate them to hospitals around the country, know that they are very much appreciated by their recipients.


Rebecca said...

Look at that bandage! Does he mind it much?

The Feathered Nest said...

Awww, Julie...he looks so precious...I hope it all went well for him and for you!! It can be so hard on the parents going through things like these. How sweet for people to donate such wonderful handmade goodies to these babies! Hope everyone is resting well. xxoo, Dawn

city pretties said...

I have never done that, making and donating items to hospitals. It's a wonderful idea!

I'm glad your little man is doing well. He's adorable!

FUN-ky Mama said...

I'm glad it's over, and I hope it doesn't cause him any future problems.

Jo said...

Bless his heart.... He is so precious. Glad to hear that he is doing ok and on the mend.