Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's all Good!

It's all good! That has been the theme in the Nesmith household this past week. As most of you know, we had a bit of a health scare with our sweet boy. Jackson has had some lymph nodes in his groin over the last six months that his pediatrician had been observing. Well, at his 18 month check up, he decided that they were too big and needed to be biopsied. Jackson went to Children's Healthcare at Emory and had an excisional biopsy of 5 lymph nodes in his leg. With the help of Braveheart Lion Carebear from his Aunt Sarah, Elmo cupcakes from Aunt Kiera, Monkey from Cortney, Doggie from Glo and Joe and a delicious dinner made by Anna, Jackson went through the surgery like a trooper! He never cried once....I can't say the same thing for mommy. Then after 3 grueling days of waiting, we got the best news....all was negative. It was all good! It was a very difficult couple of weeks and we feel so blessed that Jackson is healthy.  We also feel so blessed to have so many family and friends praying for us. On a lighter note...Jackson quickly recovered and must have gained some super strength from his anesthesia because he can no longer be contained in his crib. It was quite a shock when I saw our bedroom door open and looked down to find Jackson in our room! Not only can the crib not contain him, but he has mastered the skill of opening everything! Screw caps and zippers alike. This is best demonstrated by the above picture. Somehow Jackson was able to take the plastic covering off, unscrew the cap, and take the inside aluminium cap off a brand new container of green food coloring!! I must apologize for the lack of pictures but my camera is broken again!!! I have so many pictures to post of our wonderful vacation with Aunt Sarah, Uncle Mike, Katie, and  Nathan. We had the best time and I will tell you all about it when I can get my pictures of my camera. Here are just a few pics that I hadn't posted yet. Enjoy!

Jackson helping Great Granddaddy paint the playroom.

Blueberry picking! We had the best time going blueberry picking with some friends. Since the farm doesn't use any pesticides, Jackson was able to eat the blueberries right off the bush!

1 for the bucket....5 for me!
I just want to thank everyone again for all your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We couldn't have gotten through it without you! Tune in for pics from Disney!!


Jana C. said...

So glad everything is okay!

Melissa Johnson said...

So happy that life is back to normal for you!!!

Anonymous said...

God blessed us by giving us our amazing Jackson, and now again with the news that the biopsy was negative. As for getting out of the bed, this is probably just the beginning of Jackson's amazing feats because he has no fear! Can't wait to see all of you and the basement soon.
Noni and Granddaddy

Kiera said...

So happy for Jackson and you and Greg!! This only makes you a stronger family!!!

Aunt Sarah said...

We're so happy about the great news! Nothing's gonna stop that little man!

Aunt Glo said...

Many prayers were heard that week! We are all so thankful for Jackson's good news! He was a real trooper that day!!