09 March 2010

Happy Birthday Cathal

Two years ago today (10/03/08), our little boy was born. A few hours later, he was whisked away to Crumlin Children's hospital where he was diagnosed with having a couple of major heart conditions.

A brand new Cathal

One year ago today (10/03/09), Cathal was in ICU just 24 hours after having his big heart surgery, and things were looking a bit hairy. We did not know if he would make it through the night.

About 4 weeks after surgery

Today (10/03/10), I am glad to report that it is Cathal's birthday...HORRAY!!!! He's a big boy now, and full of big boy ideas, tantrums and laughs.

He is here, he is healthy, and he is thriving. To celebrate our boy, and to start putting together some happy memories of his birthday, we decided to hold a big birthday party for Cathal last Sunday. I would firstly like to thank everyone who came, everyone who helped set up the room and clean up, and those who helped out with food, balloons and the sound system (you all know who you are).
I would also like to thank everyone who put money into the Heart Children Ireland box. Cathal already has far too many toys, and we thought that the money that is spent on birthday presents would be better used helping out other cardiac children. I know a few of you brought him a present too, and you really shouldn't have...but thank you too :-)

A grand total of 445euro & 10cent was collected on the day.....Amazing!!!!!!

And finally,
Happy Birthday Cathal

All dressed up for the party
(and ready to be an emergency page boy if the need should arise)

This party is not too bad Mammy