Saturday, August 30, 2008


Sorry everyone ... we have been busy today with things so we completely forgot to post.

I got up this morning and, after a bit of insistence from Erin, I went to check on Aidan. We fully expected the trach to be removed around noon, so imagine my surprise when the trach was nowhere to be found! I found out that after Dr. D looked at the charts, he decided to pull the trach just before 8 this morning.

Aidan has now been breathing completely on his own for 36 hours. Provided there are no problems tonight, we will be home sometime tomorrow. They said we'd be discharged at 8AM, which means we'll finally be out of here sometime around 2PM. ;)

Thanks to everyone for their prayers and well-wishes. This was a huge hurdle for us to clear. Next step is to get him swallowing consistently, right after he gets his big boy bed.

-- Russell


Anonymous said...

Right on!

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic! Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Go Aidan!!! All right!!

Anonymous said...

What FANTASTIC news. He will be so much easier to look after now and things are just going to keep on improving all the time.

Anonymous said...

Good job Aidan!!!! What a great way to start the day!

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