Hospitals and newborns

This week my feeling of gratitude has reached a whole new level. My beautiful three week old nephew, Mason, was admitted to hospital with pyloric stenosis and booked in for surgery. Three. Weeks. Old.


He went in. He was fixed up. He came out. He is just fine now. Just like that.

I feel so incredibly grateful that he was born in the right place at the right time. Grateful for Australian health care, for clean living conditions, for the love and support of a big family.  I’m going to be snuggling Mason a little bit tighter, breathing in that newborn smell a little deeper.


Thank you to the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital for their amazing work. I have seen them help so many families in my life and am in awe of what they do each day. If you would like to support the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital you can click here.

Recovering with concerned big brother, Coby.

I’m playing along with Maxabella, Kidspot, and Flog Yo Blog Friday.


What are you grateful for?

26 Replies to “Hospitals and newborns”

  1. Wonderful news Kylie. We questioned whether Brooklyn had that as one of her issues (thankfully not) but Martine’s son had that surgery also. It really does make you appreciate things a little more doesn’t it? And it’s amazing the effect bubbas have on us all from such a very young age.
    Glad to hear Mason’s going well :)

    1. Thank you Trish, I’m sorry I only just replied but I just found this comment in my spam box :( Mason is doing really well now, it is such a relief.

  2. Oh Mason is just beautiful! I feel for you and his parents having to see their bubba in hospital. I don’t think it matters what age, it still grips at your heart and hurts so much to see them unwell. We are so so lucky to have a wonderful health care system – I’m grateful too. Thank you for sharing xx
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  3. So glad to hear that the surgery went well, and little Mason is fine.

    It can be so scary when they have operations at such a young age. I’ll always be grateful for hospitals, our eldest “Popette” was born 29 weeks prematurely…like you said I am grateful “Popette” was born in the right place at the right time. :)
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    1. Wow that is early! I was born nine weeks early ~ so scary but amazing what medicine can do. Just amazing!

    1. I hope it’s a long time before either of us has a reason to need medical staff again. Thanks for commenting.

    1. Thanks for visiting Laney, yes they were so lucky. I enjoyed some beautiful cuddles with him yesterday. Smelly cuddles, but cuddles all the same (poor kid has some wicked gas! LOL).

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