Austin had his follow-up appointment with the surgeon today, a quick ten-minute look at his belly after a two hour wait. Lovely, yes? But the doctor had been in surgery so I can’t exactly complain about him taking his time there and not with us. He thought Austin looked fabulous and was healing beautifully. He commented yet again on how good the kidney looked when they were in there (and I literally mean “in there”). He admitted that when he did Austin’s fourth surgery in October 07 and removed 40% of that kidney along with four small tumors, he never ever expected the remaining kidney to do as well as it’s doing. So my little guy continues to surprise and impress, even the world famous doctors. And look at him — how could he not?

a few days after surgery, showing off his sutures

A few days after surgery, showing off his sutures

And a few days after that, showing off his cuteness

And a few days after that, showing off his cuteness