Over spring break, Coop had surgery to repair a hernia (he had the same surgery on the opposite of his body two years ago, so we knew a bit what to expect). Here was his face after drinking "happy juice" in preparation to go back to surgery.
He insisted on wearing the mask, which caused the nurses to mistake him for the surgeon. Luckily, he's watched MASH, so he knew some surgery words to say.
The surgeon came out after the procedure was over and told us it went well. Except, she said, they had a little trouble starting the anesthesia. "Oh really? What happened?" Apparently, Cooper wouldn't stop talking and asking questions about all of the things and people in the room. Heh.
Coming out of anesthesia...
Coop and I spent the next four days at home, watching movies, playing board games, assembling lego creations. He handled the recover like a champ!
For Coop's and Alan's birthdays, we had photos taken at Shawnee Mission Park. It was one of those 70-degree February days. Lovely!
Coop got this snake poster for his birthday. We had it framed and hung it up in his room:
Speaking of snakes, we gave ours a bath. She's been having trouble shedding, and the pet store worker said that getting her wet would help. It did, and she didn't hate it as much as we thought she might!
Speaking of pets, Coop's fish died and we gave away the hermit crabs. Instead, we bought a leopard gecko!
Super cute! We haven't quite settled on a name yet, but Klinger (from MASH) is the lead contender.
The assistant teacher in Coop's classroom drew this picture of him on his birthday. It's fabulous, so I had it framed!