Overjoyed is an understatement :) YEA!!!!!!
I could write the excited "YEA!" after every single sentence in this post, but I will save you the ridiculousness of reading all of them and just tell you now :)
Samuel looks absolutely amazing! After recovering from a short surgery on Friday, the trache came out... and has stayed out. We no longer have a trache-baby! It was crazy, I (yes me, DB let me have the honors) just took it out and the docs bandaged it up. Wow.
Samuel and I stayed Friday - Sunday and he did wonderfully, even at night. This is the first time in his life he has breathed on his own at night. EVER. I can see the back of Samuel's neck for the first time since June, '09, and I absolutely love it.
Part 2 of this post has to come tomorrow... hospital stays are exhausting and we've got a big week ahead. But tomorrow, more details and photos :) Photos of my NO TRACHE baby!
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers! They are so incredibly helpful!
Another prayer request, the busy week I mentioned above has to do with DB's heart. On Tuesday DB and I will spend the day back up at MUSC because he will getting a heart catheterization procedure. Compared to what we have coming this summer (aoritc valve replacement), it's not so bad... but then again, it's his heart, so I kind of think that makes it a big deal no matter what :)
This has been in the works for a long time... DB was born with a bad aorta, but as of last fall it's now at a point that this replacement needs to be done. In preparation for the surgery they do this heart cath to take a closer look, do some mapping, and look at pressures. Ugh.
Prayers for health and sanity would be excellent!