Friday, March 16, 2012


Yesterday Kaleb had his neck surgery to remove a big lump from his neck. Originally the doctor thought it was a Teratoma. When the lump was removed it ended up being a very large and very hard lymphnode which is not normal at all. There are very few things that cause this. One being lymphoma cancer. They sent the lymphnode for testing to a pathologist. We'll hopefully know the results by Monday.
Kaleb waiting to be taken back for surgery
Kaleb sleeping after surgery (blue foot is where the ivy is)
Still sleeping
 On the right side of his face, Kaleb got needles poked into him for monitors during surgery.
Some of Kaleb's stitches. It was hard to get this picture without hurting him. I counted and total he has 10 or 11 stitches.

Kaleb's done ok. Yesterday when we got home he slept all day. He would wake up to eat for like half an  hour and then fall asleep again. He is eating pretty slow, but at least he's eating. He wants to play now, but he tries and then cries because it hurts him. So far today he's just been super fussy. Poor little guy!!


  1. He makes that hospital gown look good : ) He's a cutie! I can't imagine how difficult it is waiting for the results. I hope he recovers quickly and everything is well.

  2. Oh Brittany! I hope those results come back negative! You're little family is in our prayers! Kaleb sure is a cutie with those chunky cheeks and thighs! I just want to squeeze him!

  3. he looks so sweet. hope that neck spot stays clean b/c oliver and pierce always have gunk there. I am sure he will be pretty lethargic for a few days. Let us know the results when you get them.

  4. Such a beautiful sweet baby. Nothing puts fear into a parent heart like learning their baby is ill enough to seek medical help. Heavenly Father has blessed this sweet baby with such loving and caring parents. He is eating/drinking and wanting to play is a good sign. You are in my family's prayers, to comfort you as parents and ease your baby's pain. We pray for a quick recovery and many wonderful years of his continued growth and many years of love and smiles from him to you.
    Katie Kovisto's parents.