12.04.2008

You Should See the Other Guy





63 comments:

miaclear said...

Your poor sweet little girl. She looks like a trooper. One day I hope she'll look back on these photos and laugh. I know they put a smile on my face.

Thank you so much for sharing your story. It's stories like these that make parents like myself take a step back and take in the big picture. To love your babes and to trust your gut.

God Bless and I'll continue praying for a speedy recovery for Hazel.

-A mom in Texas

AlePancha said...

OMG how beautiful to se her sitting up and playing her little guitar!!!!!!
She's one to know how to make me smile!!!

Love Ale

Shalan said...

She is cutest and my prayers are with you and your family. Great pictures so wondeful to see her doing better.

Best of luck to you during the recovery

-Shalan, Arlington Mass

Christine said...

I have been hugging my little guy closer and praying day and night for your little girl since I first read your blog the other day. I'm so happy to see she is doing better!

Merrycricket said...

Poor thing looks like she has been through it! So glad that she is up, awake and breathing on her own. Thank you for posting about the dangers of button batteries. I am going to send this to everyone I know with small children so they will know and hopefully will be able to avoid this same nightmare.

I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers until your beautiful little girl is safe at home.

Natalia Vaccaro said...

I'm so glad to see little Hazel up and playing! I heard about her struggle through my sister Lily Leiva and have forwarded your site to several friends and family who have little kids. We have all been thinking about little Hazel and praying for her recovery which I know will come day by day. Thanks for sharing your story and warning others. I have a 14 month old who puts everything in his mouth and can see how this could easily happen.
Much love and prayers,
Natalia Vaccaro
New Orleans, LA

* M a r u said...

Amanda, you can't imagine how happy I am with these pictures... I hope you to feel better today and to recover after these hard days. Everything will be fine with Hazel. She has a whole planet praying for you all.

Tons of love
Maru
Miami, FL

Jennifer said...

more reason for the next time i see hazel i am going to munch on her cheeks!!!
i think she is famous.......

Anonymous said...

My heart leaped in my chest when I checked in to see Hazel sitting up!!!! I hope you are getting rest now that she appears to be on her way to recovery.

Tina (BabyFit)

HeatherNSteve said...

WOW! all things considered- she looks great! im SO happy to see her up, awake, and playing! YEAH!!!! we love you hazel!!!

Dawn said...

Oh Amanda!!!! I am in tears as I am looking at these pictures of beautiful Hazel awake and sitting up!! I am so happy that things are looking up!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your blog yesterday, and had to check back to see how Hazel was doing today. My thoughts and prayers go out for Hazel's recovery and for the two of you as well. As a mother, I can not imagine what you are going through and the strenth you are showing for your baby.
Blessings to all.

Samantha said...

Precious baby girl! So glad she's up and at least trying to have fun! She reminds me of my Bea - who puts EVERYTHING in her mouth as well. I'll still be praying for her continued recovery.

Samantha and Beatrice

EL DOC said...

Hazel, Amanda and Jamie, I am so impressed and happy for these pics!!
What a cute and strong little girl you are. As soon as I see Joaquín I will tell him that you are awake and playing guitar like the Pro´s do.
We love you and praying for complete recovery.
Hugs to your parents.

ALE LALO y JOAQUÍN

anna said...

Lol, it's wonderful to see your baby sitting and playing with her guitar! She made my day!

Kisses!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you for advocating so fiercely for your daughter! You are making a difference for so many parents just by sharing your story. Thank you and bless you.
Mom in Massachusetts

Little Miss Maia said...

All I have to say is that the hospital staff must just be loving her to bits!! What a little trooper. It is so fantastic to see these pictures.

Kelly Syferd said...

What a wonderful sight to see. So glad she is doing better.

Dawn said...

I'm so relieved to see your sweet little girl sitting up and playing. Someone posted a link to your blog, and I have been following it over the last few days. Just know that we are praying for and thinking of your family!

Anonymous said...

It is so nice to see Hazel up and playing the guitar. She is just precious and so beautiful!

I continue to keep her in my prayers for a full recovery!

Ashley said...

I have had you and your family in my prayers. My mom is praying for all of you and your beautiful daughter, Hazel, at her daily prayer meetings. She has so many prayers coming from all over. We will cheer her on and pray for her as she conquers this battle. I have a four year old son who means the world to me and I know that at any age these types of accidents can occur. We are praying for your family daily! Thank you for empowering so many people with this story and courageous battle Hazel is fighting.

Ashley Corbello
New Orleans, LA

Anonymous said...

Prayers and thoughts for Hazel! Sending lots of HUGS and LOVE! Im excited to see her recovering!

Marjie(Prmarjie) Babyfit Feb08 Mama!

Anonymous said...

I will continue to think about you and hope Hazel gets all better. I don't know you but we are all pulling for you and your little girl. You are such a brave mama:)

LISA EMRICH said...

Oh baby, she looks great!!!

Anonymous said...

Just found out about Hazel's story yesterday, and was waiting to get to my computer all day so I could check in on her progress. So happy to see her sitting up and to know she's doing better. Thank you for sharing your story, and I will continue to keep Hazel in my thoughts. A mom in Topsfield.

Zozopdx said...

I am a friend of Heather Law, wife of Steve Korpi. Heather and I had our babies a couple of months apart. I will pray for Hazel and have asked friends to do the same!

alohamama said...

Glad to hear she is awake and doing better. I don't know her and yet these past few days I have fallen in love with her. A lot of mamas have been touched by this story and we are praying for her.

Anonymous said...

i found out about hazel through my mommies club and just wanted to let you know your family is in my thoughts and prayers. my twin daughters are a month younger than hazel and i can't imagine what you're going through. i'm glad to see she's sitting up and playing now.

-julie in nc

michelleprybyla said...

Hazel looks great! I am so happy your family is on its way to recovery. xoxoxo

Christie said...

She does look like a trooper (as someone else already mentioned). Go, Hazel!

I'm thinking the addition of the guitar means you are hoping she'll piece together this experience into a country western hit, yes?

(Love the post title, by the way.)

kerrigirl said...

So glad she is doing better, try to get some well deserved rest now!

Scott said...

I have a daughter near the same age - I can only imagine how your heart aches for your little one who doesn't understand what's going on. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

wisewallet said...

Hazel I am so happy to see you up and playing! ♥Amy

kellie said...

So good to see her playing!

We are still praying for a complete recovery,
Give your brave girl a big squeeze from all of us

xxoo

A Mum in Sydney Australia
Mummy June 08

Linda said...

I am so glad that your little angel is doing better!! Still praying for you and your family.

Christy M C said...

I'm so glad to see these pictures of her sitting up! What a fighter Hazel is! I'm so happy for you all.

Magoon Family said...

That title is too funny! Glad to see she is up and playing. Poor little girl. She looks like she's been through a lot. I continue to pray for her.

osprey said...

We are so glad to see that Hazel, and you and Jamie, are doing better. Our thoughts and love are with as you continue the journey to wellness.
Love a mom and dad in Newburyport

Mazlo family said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your story but please know that you all, especially baby Hazel are in my prayers. I've passed your story on to friends and family to add to the prayers already being said.

Alleta said...

Ohh I'm so glad she is doing great!! Thank Lord!!! She still in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to see your baby girl up and doing better. Bless you all.

Jacque said...

Awwwwwwwww!! This is Jacque again, Jordan Arnold's aunt. I am so happy for you! Praise God! Hazel looks beautiful! She's AWAKE!!!!!!!!! Play that guitar baby!! YIPPEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Maie said...

She will be fine very soon... that is what you should keep in mind... she looks so cute with here little guitar...
I have raise my petition to God for the heath of Hazel after I learn about what happens... I have a baby almost the same age (she, Luna, is 16 months today) so this situation touched me very deeply. Today I am happy to see Hazel with her eyes open and happy with her toys... Soon all this nightmare will be over and Hazel will be running as the heathly baby she has always been...my blessing to her and to you. You have resist a very strong period as parents but soon it will be over for good!

Jackie said...

Hahahaha, that title rocks. Glad to see you haven't lost your sense of humor in this whole thing.
I'm so glad to see her sitting up and awake!! How exciting!
She's still in our thoughts!

Ms. A said...

Hazel's story is embedded in the hearts and minds of mamas all over the world now. We send all our healing thoughts to her and you.

Keep rocking, little one. You are a strong, beautiful child.

addiebaby said...

Hazel is sitting up and playing...how wonderful! My continued thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Bless her heart and yours again and again. She has been in my thoughts constantly and I pray for each of you. I cannot find the words to tell you how much healing and happiness I wish for Hazel and for your little family. Please please know that your family is loved and thought of by total strangers and we are all just wishing the world for your little girl.

Emily
Arlington, MA

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story - I am very glad that she is doing so much better. I was horrified that the doctor's didn't try harder to find the cause. Hazel was very lucky that she got the help she needed just in time. Sending good thoughts and best wishes - may this be the Best Christmas ever!

Beth, Dave and Cori said...

You are one tough kiddo Hazel! I pray for you every night and am so happy to hear you are on your way (even if it is a long way) to recovery! Keep fighting the good fight - your mama and daddy and friend around the world love you!
Beth in Pittsburgh

jebs_girl said...

So glad to see her up and awake. I am continuing to send my prayers your way.

Swanstein said...

SO glad to see these pictures--I'm from the March mommies on Babyfit and hadn't been on in a while but have been keeping your family and Hazel in my thoughts and am now "battery educated." I hope she keeps doing so great!

Anonymous said...

I heard about your sweet baby girl a few days ago on a message board. I am so happy to see her sitting up with that big smile on her face. After all she's been through and look at that smile...
I have changed my ways since hearing your story, and am now better educated when it comes to battery safety. Thank you for allowing all of us to hear your story.
I will continue to pray that Hazel grows stronger every day! God Bless all of you.

Anonymous said...

she's truly beautiful and a little miracle :)

Megan said...

I just read about your story on another blog today. I will be checking all of our various devices and putting them out of reach (and duct taping!). Thank you for posting the warnings and information in the midst of so much difficulty.

I'm so glad Hazel is awake and doing better. My thoughts are with you and little Hazel. What a fighter!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I followed a link to your blog from a mommy site. When I first read Hazel's story I cried for you and I hoped that she would get better quickly. I followed a second link to the update that she is awake and on the mend. Yay! That's wonderful news!

I am so happy for you and I'm sure you are just so very grateful for your precious Hazel. I can't imagine all the heartache you have endured the past few weeks but I am hoping that you will be able to take Hazel home soon.

Take care!!

A fellow mommy :-)

gbisesti said...

OK- I just stopped sobbing. I love you guys so much and wish I could somehow make it all better. I have told everyone I know your story especially those with children. I am so grateful to God that he spared your sweet little girl. She looks like she is getting so much better. When she is all better we are coming to see you in the caravan:) I'll keep praying for you- Love Genevieve and family.

The Arnold Family said...

Wow. Yay!!!!! And what talent!!!

elizabeth said...

I have been thinking and praying for Hazel and you, her mom and dad, all day (and every time I woke up in the night). For full healing of body and hearts.

Anonymous said...

Could she possbily be any cuter? Those photos are great. I'm am so glad to see she is doing better and I pray she continues to do so -and quickly.

Kerry Lynn said...

So great to see her up!! That must be such a relief.

I have been super appreciative of my kiddos the last few days (not that I'm not normally). I just don't know how I would have handled this.

noahandlylasmommi said...

Looks like she is getting better!!! Hooray! Big hugs to you and your family and we are still praying.

Kristen Coughlin (and Liam too) said...

I love the one of her with Jaime, completly concentrating, and looks likes she is playing...too cute.

Jaymee said...

YAY, Hazel!!! We are doing the happy dance for you.