Matthew is the youngest of our three boys. He has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disorder Complex I and III, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction, FTT and Glucose Intolerance. He has been through countless tests and procedures in the past 8 years . We do not know what the future holds for him, but we are going to do our best to cherish every day with him. Stay strong little man.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Boston trip 8-08

Matthew was just seen by several of his doctors in Boston this past week. While we were there we found some time to have some fun!


Matthew with his little statue friend in the garden at CHB.
Matthew standing in front of the height requirement sign for the kiddie rides at Six Flags. He's too small even with his braces on.
Matthew and a huge lollipop display. Matthew wanted to take home all of the lollipops!
We stopped by to visit some of our family who lives in Massachusetts. Matthew's Uncle John gave him the cool hat. I don't think that I would mess with this little dude!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Matthew's Medic Alert Bracelet



Matthew received his new Medic Alert Bracelet last week. It was way too big , so we had a friend of ours fix it for us. We picked it up from her yesterday. She did a great job and Matthew loves it. Thank you Monique.





Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Matthew went to his eye appointment in Vermont yesterday. Everything went well. He is a bit nearsighted but not enough for corrective lenses yet. He had his eyes dilated and we were told that the drops that they used will keep his eyes dilated for 3-5 days. This is not so great for a child who is very light sensitive to begin with. He has to continue wearing his glasses and a hat when outside to protect his thin irises and we have to go back in 6 months for another check-up.

Matthew's Nana and Grandpa bought him this cute frog chair and tan Crocs that he is wearing. They fit great over his braces!

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Our friend Mandi came over today with her kids. She got Matthew to go in the pool, play with his sand, finger paint and swing. I think the only activity that he enjoyed was swinging but he didn't cry. YEA Matthew!





Matthew( 3 yrs 9 mos) in the pool


Matthew(3yrs 9 mos) and his friend Ben( 4 yrs 7 mos)
Matthew not wanting the sand on his hands!
Matthew trying to smile but really can't stand that his hands are covered with sand.
Matthew getting finger paint on his hands.
Matthew showing me his paint hands!