Monday, December 6, 2010

I've been holding out...

So, there has been a little detail that I have left out of my blog.  I'm a big cousin!  My mom's brother had a baby in July, his name is Christopher David Jr and he's super cute.  Well, at least that's what mom and dad say.  I haven't met him yet.  Mom said something about my big paws and the fact that I'm large... and I think I'm small.  And the fact that when I go to Grandma Lynda and Grandpaw Dave's, I run around like a crazy dog and never calm down.  Anyway, I'll meet him someday...

So, why am I telling you about him now?  Mom and I had been debating whether or not to mention him... mostly because this is MY blog and I haven't met him yet.  But Christopher has Craniosynostosis.  This is a condition where he was born without a soft spot on his head for his skull to expand with his growing brain.  He needs to have a very serious surgery next week.  His special doctors will cut open his skull and insert a dissolvable plate so that his brain can grow properly.  The surgery will take about 5-7 hours and he will remain in ICU for a few days.  Hopefully, he will be discharged from the hospital within a week of the surgery.  So I will be asking all of you to keep him in your thoughts next week.  His surgery is December 15th.

Anyway, now that the serious stuff is out of the way... Mom ignored me ALL weekend.  She went to see Santa with Christopher on Saturday and also went to get pictures taken of Chirstopher on Sunday.  I, however, got NO pictures taken by mom this weekend.  Anyway... here's Christopher with Santa!
They both showed up in the same outfit!  Christopher Jr will
also be in Mom's hometown newspaper for being a mini Santa!
REMINGTON!?  Is that you?!  Shouldn't you be getting ready
for the Vikings game?!  Now I'm really upset I got left behind!
I guess playing Santa is a tough job!
He is rather cute, I must admit.
Mom tells him stories of me, he thinks I'm funny already!
I can't wait to play ball with him when he's older!
I also went to visit Emmett and Tessa last night as Moms attempt to make up for ditching me all weekend... But I guess I can tell you about that tomorrow!


  1. Oh dear heavens...dude, you so know we will have little Christopher in our thoughts and prayers! My mum's cousin had brain surgery so we knows how hard and long da surgery will be. Puuuulease gives him a hug from us and tells him and his family we will be withs them in spirit as they go through dis. It is so hard when it's a child.
    Now back to you....hehehehe...I am VERY disappointed you has NO foto of yourself. You could haves at least used a recycled one!


  2. Aww our prayers are with your family and little sweet Christopher! I bet you are going to have sooo much fun playing ball with him!

  3. All our crossed paws go to adorable Christopher and his family for his upcoming surgery.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

    PeeS: We know about the little bitty 2 leggers, let me tell you-they are great. There's always somethin' good on their hands to lick!

  4. Of course we'll all worry and pray about Christopher!

  5. Christopher is the cutest ever! Alien and I will be sure to send positive vibes the day of the surgery and keep your family in our thoughts.


  6. One of my nieces had a baby last year with the same problem. I'm sure Christopher will be fine. What a cutie!
    Tank's Asst.

  7. You KNOW you can count on me fur sending sweet little Christopher my super strongest of healing and loving VIBES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    I will cross my paws fur him too.
    Pleeeeeese keep us posted on his super successful surgery.

  8. I hope Christopher's surgery goes well next week. Bummer that you don't get to meet him yet. He's a cutie!

    Elyse and Riley

  9. Silly Corbin, of course you need to tell us about Christopher - what a doll baby boy he is!!! You know the Power of the Paw - it works for human pups too. We will cross our paws and send the very best of sibe vibes for a successful surgery for your sweet little cousin.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  10. Mom is making THOSE faces at that khutie pie!

    I khan only imagine the faces The Doggy Nanny will make when we show her!

    Paws khrossed fur Christopher's surgery to go well - I think it is khwite fitting this is the month fur it -

    PeeEssWoo: I emailed woo on Sunday - perhaps woo khan get your mom to let woo read it -

  11. Your Christopher is so sweet.
    We are sending prayers his way that all goes well with his surgery.

  12. Corbins!!!

    Mom and me are praying real hard fur Christopher. If your momma needs us to do anything fur her let us know cuz we are here fur you. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  13. We're thinkin' of little Christopher and have our paws crossed.

    We know a few babies (some now young adults) who've had that op. So the prognosis is good.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  14. Sending positive, healing thoughts to Sweet Christopher.

  15.! That little human bean is just about one of the cutest things I've ever seen...EVER! My paws are crossed and I'm sending out my most pawerful brindle vibes for sweet little Christopher.

    I can't wait to hear about your visit with Emmett and Tessa!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  16. Christopher is the sweetest guy I have EVER seen! He will be in our thoughts and prayers. No, that wasn't me -- do you REALLY think I would miss a Vikings game? AND, my friend, even though next Sunday we will be one opposing sides -- it will only be during game time! Other than that -- NO game will ever ruin OUR friendship! BTW -- Beth says those Manning brothers are really something! Best of luck to your team on Sunday!

  17. Corbin Buddy, When you get a chance... please go BACK to my PSA. There are a couple of comments that I want to be sure that you see.

  18. Ahh, Christopher is adorable. What an endearing little smile.
    I am a Pediatric nurse and have seen this procedure done several times, all with excellent outcomes. I know it is very scary but I have a feeling he will come through this just fine. Especially with Corbin in his corner rooting for him!

  19. Corbin! You could have used a photo of you in your Santa hat... i know it exists! ;)
    As for Christopher Jr, he's SO STINKIN' CUTE!!! and i'll be praying for him and the drs through the week and his surgery! :)
    Lots of love for you all,

  20. oh this surgery is a piece of cake for the power of the paw! no worries for Christopher. he will be just fine. i really want to lick that cutie face!

    wiggles & licks,

  21. Our paws are tightly crossed for Christopher! We know it's hard to wait for those surgeries, but we know first hand that those surgeons can work miracles these days. We'll be thinking about your family!


  22. Oh Corbin,
    We will definitely be keeping sweet Christopher in our thoughts and prayers.
    What an adorable little Santa he is!!! Those fotos of him with da Santa hat are pricless!

    Healing Hugs,

  23. Corbin, we will keep sweet Christopher in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks for sharing his story with us. He is just beautiful and we are sending him healing thoughts and good wishes.

    Your pal, Pip

  24. Oh my, what a little cutie pie. I sure do hope surgery goes smooth and successful and he is better in no time at all.

  25. We are sending our biggest & bestest doxie vibes Chrisopher's way.
    Love Ruby & Penny
    Pees - Christopher is just too cute for words.

  26. He's beautiful and has a great smile! We will all be thinking good thoughts over here :)
    Maddy and Owen

  27. Oh my goodness, adorable! Is he Sandy Paws in training?
    Benny & Lily

  28. Pee S. All our paws are crossed for Christopher
    Benny & Lily

  29. We will be praying for baby Christopher and his family. Thank you for telling us about him.
    He is so precious!

    Emma Rose

  30. We will say a prayer and cross our paws for Christopher.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  31. What cute pictures! We'll be thinking of him and hoping he gets better.

  32. Corbin, we are glad you decided to share your site with Christopher.. Our prayers are with him !


  33. We'll include him in our prayers and before you know it he'll be running around chasing you.

  34. w00fs, me is rocky nice to meeted u, me seed u needed the "power for the paw" fur dat cutie little guy..mama says to tell u when her nephew was 3 weeks old he had to have brain surgery..he is ok, and in the military will send him me bestest posiitive healing vibes..

    b safe,

  35. We'll be keeping our paws crossed for Christopher, and keeping his family in our thoughts.


  36. I'm purring for your sweet mini-human, he is very very cute and I wish him and his family well.

  37. Corbin, we will also be keeping our paws crossed for Christopher. We're glad you shared, so we can join our healing vibes to all the others Christopher is already getting. Never hurts to have some extra prayers!

    Jed & Abby

  38. What a sweet boy! Love the picture where his feet are touching each other. Our thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family.

  39. Ah Corbin you do have a very cute cousin :)

    The Roo Family will be holding positive thoughts for him during his surgery and recovery. All will go well!

    Waggin at ya,

  40. What a sweetie Christopher is! Our paws will be crossed and we'll be thinking lots of positive thoughts for him and his family!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  41. Our paws and fingers are crossed and prayers are sent from the far east. Little sweet Christopher and his family will be in our thoughts all the time too. We know it's a tough time for his family and we hope everybody stays strong.

    Soon you can play with little Christopher and beware that he might think you're a big horse and wants to have a ride on you! I'm sure you will have lots of fun with him soon.

  42. We will be sending pawsitive prayers for baby Christopher!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  43. Oh Corbin, Christopher is sooo cute. Sending all our best wishes from the land Down Under. Soon he will be crawling after you and pulling your ears ha ha. Love Carol.