2523 2523_ () 2523 2523 Charlie ended up needing surgery this morning. Paul called from what we thought would be a quick follow-up at the burn center and told me surgery was on the docket.

So I raced over there and Charlie went back and now he is out and doing fine. The doctors needed to clean out the area, and they put some cadaver skin on the burn. This will help Charlie’s own skin to heal properly, hopefully with very little scarring. The options were pig skin or cadaver and Charlie was really rooting for the pig. His Aunt Anna told him he is the walking dead.

Thanks in advance for all your prayers for a speedy, pain-free recovery. In the meantime here is a picture of sweet Isa with her first set of pigtails. I couldn’t get a good shot, but you can see the cuteness I am SURE! 2523″ ?



  1. Cue the zombie discussions at your house….

    Prayers for a speedy recovery and prayers of thanks that people make organ donations after death. I always think that that and blood donation is such a powerful Christian witness.

  2. Holy Moly! And to think that it didn’t even look that bad at first. Thank God you two went with your gut instincts and took him to the ER to begin with. Prayers for all of you.

  3. Oh no! On the bright side, he’ll have an easy and authentic zombie Halloween costume this year… Lots of prayers for you and yours.

    (And off-topic, but I gave my mother-in-law [who raised 8 boys, and oh, the stories she can tell] your book for her birthday. Thank you for such an easy win this year — she LOVED it!)

  4. Oh my gosh! Now I’m REALLY glad you went to the ER when you did. Otherwise, who knows when you would’ve gotten in with the doctor. Glad his surgery went well. What a scary thing! I’m with Andrea- thank God for organ donors.

    And Isa looks absolutely precious with her piggies.

  5. Indeed, I’m glad you went to the ER too. It’s too bad this technology isn’t in wide use yet, too!

  6. Goodness! So sorry about Charlie! That is one ER visit (and I’ve had PLEN-TY) that I haven’t had to make yet. Of course, I might take that one over the one I made last year when my oldest was in the midst of anaphylaxis from eating a cashew we did not know he was allergic to at the time. Now we know. It’s always something. So glad he’s on the mend. And has something “fun” to show people..!

  7. Oh goodness. I will pray for a speedy recovery.

    And Isa looks beautiful.

  8. scotch meg says:

    God bless Charlie and all of you. If he starts feeling sorry for himself, you can tell him you know someone whose mother (older than his grandmother!) was a skin graft experiment at the age of three – she burned her hand in a mangle. Looking up what mangles were and how they worked ought to keep him busy on the internet for at least five minutes, and then he’ll have been distracted. And sticking your hand in a mangle is even dumber than spilling ramen noodles…

  9. Praying, praying.

    Baby looks flat out adorable.

  10. Cute kid, and hope the kid gets better. I am sure he’ll dig the scare. I know I still dig my scares.

  11. Yowza! Sending prayers for speedy recovery! (and some calm in your life! whew I’d be a little freaked out right now). Oh and your daughter – GORGEOUS in the way I use it with my kids and think that it should be used: so beautiful that it inspires one to gorge upon it.

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  13. Hi Rachel- hoping Charlie woke up pain free and bragging to his brothers about his cadaver skin. Prayers sent y’alls way. P.S. Is it hard to buy insurance when you have 5 boys?? 🙂

  14. AgnesRegina says:

    She is so CUTE!!! And oh my gosh, that is scary, poor Charlie — hope he is better now!

  15. Poor Charlie! I hope he gets better soon! I’m glad none of my brothers have done that yet though I’m sure they will someday. :p The pigtails are adorable!