Friday, January 22, 2010

rock star

We are super pumped about being home. Riley was GREAT and all, but as I said before, there’s no place like home…well, maybe a lush condo in St. Lucia…but I digress.




All of the nurses LOVED Mr. Rigg. He was smiley and giggly the whole time he was there…aren’t sick babies supposed to be grumpy? He didn’t even mind his ”chicken wing”, as the captain so lovingly referred to Riggs bound up arm.



Being at a children’s hospital really makes a HUGE difference when you have a sick kid. Everybody loves on the kids, there are extra toys everywhere and a nice elderly gentleman comes around with a “magic” castle on wheels to pass out toys to all the kiddos. Well, at least that happens at this children's hospital...





Rigg got a new stuffed animal from Mr.” Magic” castle, and it has an excellent story attached to it...
I came back into the room from treating myself to a nice, cold diet coke when I saw the captain playing with Rigg. He was making the stuffed animal dance in the air toward our son and saying in a sing-song voice “here comes the zebra.” I looked at him and said in the exact same sing-song voice “it’s a giraffe.” To which the captain, with only the briefest pauses, sing-songed back the reply… “daddy had brain surgery.“ I laughed so hard my stomach ached.





My dad did bring Rigg a small Grover which has quickly become one of his (Riggs not dads) favorite chew toys. (dad prefers big roast beef sandwiches and steaks)





As we left the hospital, all the nurses waved and said how much fun Rigg was and how much they were going to miss him…The captain told Rigg he was a rock star. And after seeing all the nurses faces as we were leaving…I had to agree.



Rigg still has the nasty cough, which the doc says could stay around for a week or so. But he is eating Much better and keeping food down. Thank you so much for allayer prayers, for Riggs health as well for my peace of mind and rest for our whole family. They mean more then I could express.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Rigg has been a rock star from the moment he was born.....he was just playing to a new audience!!!Glad he's home. Love you. Gma b

Katy said...

I would just like to say that I have had issues with giraffes and zebras and I have not had such surgery. (mouth moving before my brain?) Yikes!

Just Me - The Champion said...

Oh man... I was laughing hard at this one. "Daddy had brain surgery." Mr. Captain... he's funny and quick! I love the pics of Rigg and I'm so glad you have the Children's hosital so close. What a blessing. PS. We need to talk. I am guessing all ya'll Colt fans will be AS glued to the football games on Sunday as we are... it would be dreamy if the Vikings play the Colts in the Superbowl. Then we could talk some smack on this blog thing. :) Peace to you and your sweet family Cari, lv, jen

Kate said...

So glad Rigg is doing better. He's cute and smiley even when he's sick!

Maryellen said...

He is so adorable. Such a sweet happy face. You'd never know he wasn't feeling 100%. He looks like a true joy . . .

Heidi @ Indy Photography said...

Seriously LOLing over the "daddy had brain surgery" thing.

P.S. I also prefer roast beef sandwiches and steaks!

Penny said...

Gotta love the captain--- quick thinking! Beautiful boy---- as always. My 11 month old grandson is like that, so precious and sweet. My daughter took him to his doctor for a checkup a couple of months ago and the doctor asked if Leon had been crying. She said no, just a little fussy occasionally. The doctor said, "Well, I asked because he has a ruptured eardrum." Aren't good babies the bomb?!! :)

Angie G said...

I'm so happy you are home! Thank you for these pictures - he is such a sweetheart. Tell Rigg he's not allowed anymore scares until...forever! :)

Love you all!
Angie G.

Gretchen said...

That boy is just so adorable. I mean what a little personality - happy even in difficult circumstances. We could all take a lesson. So so so so so so glad you are home and Rigg is better.

Anonymous said...

I notice you went to Riley hospital. Do you know this family?

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