Saturday, 16 February 2013

ScrapFriends - February Sketch Challenge

These photos of our fourth grandson were taken two weeks ago. We had just been given his surgery date and wanted to spend some time with him prior to his hospitalisation. It was a really hot day but he really loves the sandpit his Dad had made so we went and spent some time playing in the sand; I was shovelling sand into the funnel and he was fascinated by the result.
The surgery was required to fix a problem in his stomach that went undiagnosed for 19 months because all the previous doctors wouldn't listen to his mother; she finally found one that took the time to run the tests and a specialist team was put together quickly to repair an anomaly before it became critical; the type of surgery required was a first in our state. When I last saw him two days ago he was laying listlessly in his Dad's arms with tubes everywhere; only his eyes were moving, looking around the room at each person. I would love to know what he was thinking. He continues to improve though and we are praying for a full and complete recovery.
I am not happy about how the photo turned out; for some reason it has a blue tinge!
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.


  1. Hi Susan, we just seem to ease up with worry about our big kids then there are times to worry about the new little ones, I hope he recovers quickly. The page looks lovely especially the colours with the photo.

  2. I was wondering why you hadn't put this one on your blog yet?!
    Nice to see it up!
    I love playing in the sandpit with my kids.
    Gorgeous colours in this page and I love the sequenced photos

  3. Hi Susan, this is a great take on the sketch.. I love the photos along the top with the stars... and I do hope your dear little boy will make a total recovery.. and I am happy that you were able to get the help you needed for him.. some Doctors are just better than others... and yes some times the white on my layouts comes out with a blue tinge too.. not sure why!! have a great week!

  4. Poor little man - but good on his Mum for sticking to her guns! This is a LOVELY LO....the colours are gorgeous & I really like how you've kept the bg simple, to balance the photos....thanks as always for joining us at SF:):):) Hope he does well & continues to improve:):):)

  5. Our little grandson has recovered well and is now home with his family; thank you for kind thoughts and words, kind regards

  6. Beautiful take on the sketch! I am so sorry to hear what he went through!!! Poor little man... Thank God he is ok now!!! Thanks for playing along at SF!!!