Sunday, June 8, 2008

Another GOOD day!

Well, we had another good day! Last night, they took Thomas's ventilator tube out. He is doing great and now breathing on his own. Today they removed his chest tube. He also was able to eat for the first time today (he is being tube feed first). And, if that is not enough, we got to HOLD him for the first time today! :) That was really exciting for us. It was a complete surprise and probably the best feeling in the world. He is doing really good and making huge leaps of progress in short amounts of time. The nurses tell us that it is a miracle that he is doing so well so fast. We know that it is everyone's prayers that are making these amazing things happen. We are hoping that his respitory rate will slow down a bit. He is breathing on his own but he sometimes "forgets" to breath and takes lots of breaths to catch up. Once he can figure this out and his respitory rate slows down, they will begin feeding him with a bottle and letting me nurse him. Of course we can't wait for that to happen because after that, the next step is home.


Baba62 said...
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Baba62 said...

We went through all of this with my last grandson. Surfactin is miracle drug! William was slow to catch on to eating too. When he got it , he came right home. He is 21 months and doing well. We will keep you in our prayers. Love Mary Anne Robinson

June 10, 2008 4:25 PM