Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Take It Down A Notch

So, Tucker finally got to put on some shorts today! Yay! Poor little guy has been sporting a diaper and iv's for a month, so a nice pair of plaid green shorts should have hit the spot. Not to mention some fabulous, LUCKY socks to match.

Nice shorts and lucky socks!

In addition to all of that fashion goodness, Tucker really did seem to have a good day. One of the major points of progress today was the vent. Tucker was sitting at about a 15/16. This evening, he's down to level 11! Yeah, totally awesome! When he reaches a level 8, things should start to wean quickly. I am hoping that by tmrw evening, Tucker will be down to around an 8. Think Eight my friends!

Second great thing about today, medications (including sedation drugs) are being weaned little by little. This is a fantastic point of progress too! If you saw my tweets earlier, you heard that Tucker was actually awake enough to watch Nick Jr all morning. Cartoons, a kids best friend!

Third fabulous piece of news today, Tucker's Ophthalmologist came in and said his eyes were looking better (re: the ulcers) and to keep the regimen of drops and ointment going.

Fourth, Tucker's heart doc, Dr. Del Nido, said Tucker's chest x-rays are looking the best they have in days. Everything is moving in a forward, progressive motion.

See, there you have a whole list of wonderful things that your prayers and thoughts are doing for Tucker. People from all over the world are sending in their love for this precious boy, and it's working to make him heal faster. Thank you!

I hope tmrw is just as productive as today. *hugs*

Izzy 'N Emmy


Anonymous said...

WOW!!! What a GREAT day for all of you!!!!! So happy to hear that everything is progressing forward. LOVE the shorts and of course the LUCKY socks!!!! Today when I was at Dollar General, I came across a pair of socks with an 8ball on them and ALMOST got them, but figured you might think we were a LITTLE crazy for sending MORE socks...SO we will just picture them on him and be thinking 8---8---8---8!!!!!! You deserved a good day of news!!!
Teresa Barb & Cole

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen and Todd, This is what popped into my mind as I read your wonderful new. "I love it when a Plan comes together!!!" God is Love and Love works all kinds of miracles. I Thank Him every day for His blessings on all of you. I especially love all the pictures of Tucker that you posted. He is such a beautiful little guy. I know you will be so glad to have him home and back in a normal setting. I am praying that will be really soon. Love you all and PRAISE GOD!!!! Mary Ellen

Whitney Sharitz- Tucker's NEEC Teacher said...

YAY GUYS!!! Awesome news! and not to mention look at those WHITE finger tips!!! No more purple!! I can not wait to see him and have him back here with us!!! GO TUCKER GO!!! Before long Tucker will have a video from his Orange Room Family to enjoy!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

Fantastic news! Way to go Tucker!

Anonymous said...

Amen, God is good! We continue to pray!! You are in our thoughts and prayers daily! Blessings!!!
Crystal Mitchell and the Mitchell Clan.