Friday, December 10, 2010

Owen & his heart monitor

Here is Wednesday's post from Jen's Facebook page on Owen:

Every six months Owen has to wear this heart monitor & halter for 24 hours to see how his heart defect (SVT) is doing. I was worried he wouldn't leave it on but he has been great!!! No problems! What a good boy! He's even playing with the monitor part of it saying it's his "Secret Box" (from a SpongeBob Squarepants episode) !!!! :)

Owen & the Cleaning Ladies

This morning, Nancy took care of Owen while I was having my knee surgery (all went well and it actually feels pretty good right now). Every other Friday morning the maids come and today was one of those mornings.
Owen really likes these ladies and he is always trying to help them clean. Several of the ladies that come have done so for several years and are quite attached to Nate & Owen. I'll never forget the total shock and sadness on Betty's face that Friday morning when we had to tell her that Nate had just passed away.
The best plan with Owen on "Cleaning Fridays" is to get him out of the house! One thing Owen loves to do is play in Mimi's car so that is where they were this morning when the maids arrived. One of them happened to be Betty so she walked up to Nancy's car to say HELLO to Owen and here was Owen's response...
"I am going over to Mimi's house. You can go inside and clean. We'll be back later."
Not exactly what she expected to hear but priceless...

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Owen misses Nate

This evening as we were winding down the day and getting Owen ready for bed, I told him that Mimi was going to be here when he wakes up in the morning. I told him that Dad is going to the doctor's office tomorrow and Mimi will take care of him until Mommy & Dad get back.
In reality, I am having arthroscopic surgery on my right knee to repair a torn meniscus so I can get back to running.
He and I talked about tomorrow morning because, for a long while after Nate passed away, Owen always asked when someone would be back as they left. Both Jen and I attributed this to the fact that he realized that Nate left and never came back.
About 5 minutes after I told him "night"and closed his bedroom door, I heard him kinda whimpering and talking softly. I went back into his room and asked him what was wrong. The answer was not what I expected...
He told me that he was missing Nate and that he was sad & crying. I was stunned...I told him that we all miss Nate and that he is doing great in Heaven.
He then asked if Mommy was driving me to the doctor's office, who is driving Mimi to our house and a couple of other questions. I told him that everything will be OK and not to worry that I just have to go see the doctor. He wanted several hugs & kisses and I was very happy to give them to him!
Owen is a true blessing just like Nate! Sometimes I wonder what he remembers and understands then something like this happens to put it all in perspective...
Thanks for checking in on us!