Sunday, April 19, 2009

My dear son Peyton


Oh how he makes us smile!

Peyton found out he was having surgery on accident, but it has actually worked out much better than we expected.  He overheard a conversation between a doctor and one of us about it Friday, and he didn't stop to ask questions at the time but a little later in the day he was having more tummy pains and asked Jordan about the surgery.  Jordan explained we were going to do it in the hopes that it would help him not to have any more of those pains.  Peyton proceeded to ask how long he had to wait until Tuesday.  Strangely, he seemed to be looking forward to it, and to the thought of not having any more tummy pains.  Perhaps that is an indication of how much his tummy has been bothering him, even though he tries to hide the effect.  He has been telling a few family friends that he is going in Tuesday, but without emotion every time.  I was beginning to wonder if it was bothering him at all and then we had 5 second conversation that revealed it all tonight.  He brought up the topic on the way home from Grammy and Papa's tonight and we asked if he was excited or scared, to which he responded that he was scared.  He said he was scared of the pokes and of them cutting him when he was awake.  We tried to explain that he would be asleep, but I'm not sure that helped.  He then asked how many days away Tuesday was and we said, "Two."  His response was classic, "YOU'RE KIDDING ME!"  It took Jordan and I by surprise so quickly that all we could do was laugh.  Poor Peyton - baring his soul and finally letting us in only to get a response like that.  I would have been surprised though if anyone listening could respond any differently!  It was a good diversion, but he was quickly back to discussing the days of the week and trying to convince us that Tuesday no longer comes after Monday.  I don't think the order has changed, but if his attempt at persuasion had any affect, your days might be a little out of order this week!  We will try to keep you all posted as we navigate the days this week.  Thank you for your prayers for our family!

12 comments:

Brandi said...

just in case Tuesday does come tomorrow...following this Monday:) we'll be continuing prayers for you all, and especially Peyton who doesn't really want Tuesday to come. I pray that this is the answer to all previous prayers for him to finally stop having tummy pain and to just get to be a little boy with a great big personality. We'll be praying!

CB said...

We'll be praying for you all this week! Peyton is so precious! I love his response, I think I would have laughed too, just a little.

Greg Ashby said...

Good luck tomorrow! Peyton will definitely be in my prayers.

Svetlana said...

I pray that the surgery goes well for Peyton!

Greg said...

Peyton, you are in our prayers buddy! We hope this is the final time you have to endure the stomach pains and you will be fully healed. Keep your parents laughing for us!

Love,
Greg, Misty, Caden, Addison, Emery and Harper Mathews

Anonymous said...

We will be lifting all of you up in prayers as you again walk thru the next few days. We are praying for the medical people as well and praying so hard that this will correct the discomfort Peyton has been having. Stay strong and we'll be praying!! God's love and comfort. David and Shirley

Richard said...

We love you guys and will keep you in our prayers also. Peyton, wishing you a quick recovery!!

Phoebe said...

Peyton is such a little fighter! May God bless him and the doctors with wisdom and a fast recovery.

Kerrie said...

Great picture of you and Peyton Kari - I love to see you both laughing and smiling!
Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Big hugs and kisses to you Peyton and we too hope that this is the answer to stop your tummy pains.
All the best tomorrow. Love to you all.

The Harper Family said...

Praying for you today!!!

melisa said...

You are in our thoughts & prayers!

Love,
Melisa & Aaron

Svetlana said...

How did it go??