Here are a few pictures from the past week:
The day before surgery (10/6/10 - with the extra dressing covering the end of the red/left line after it seemed to rupture/break):
In the hospital: isn't the gown just too cute on him?
A few days later, during his first "real" bath in 11 months! (Yes, apart from once when he made such a mess that I HAD to cover his chest with plastic wrap and clean his legs and bottom in a small tub of water, this really was the first time he's ever been allowed to just sit in water and play!) So he's not exactly in a bathtub yet, but this is better than sponge-bathing, which has been necessary in order to protect those dressings on his chest all these months.
These pictures are funny to me because of the way he put his foot up on the edge - he does that in his booster chair too, and he also puts his right foot up in the air when he nurses...it's really funny!
Here he is showing off his chest - not even a single stitch! (No stitches were used - the lines were so small that the surgeon just let the skin heal without them, and they're now just small scabs.)
Jamison wasn't really too interested in the whole thing, but he LOVES to sit around in his bathrobe after taking a bath. Someday the boys will splash together in the bathtub, but for now this is a significant improvement!