Saturday, August 01, 2009

41 days in Boston....

Today we are actually looking at extibation on Monday or Tuesday....ready or not. The consensus is that we have to try....so today I ask for prayers all through the weekend and early next week that Tucker can tolerate being off the vent, that he can expand his lungs enough to keep fluid from gathering, that the sedation will be such that he can breathe full breathes, that his heart will not be overworked with the extra load, and that the doctors take great care in the decisions made during extibation day.

This journey has been very hard...to say the least. I dream of the days that all I have to worry about is cleaning my toilets once again. Going to work, I will not complain again....all these things are so missed. Life in a hospital is no fun....not an ounce of fun! I am ready for the next chapter in our book....
(Picture--Hunter got to get up in bed with Tucker today....he snuggled right in. the date on the picture is off...darn camera)

5 comments:

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Such a sweet photo! I cannot enlarge it though, was it small to begin with?

I am so glad there is a good plan for progress. I hope the weekend is nice and quiet.

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!!! We are hoping for the BEST WEEKEND EVER!!!!!! We are all big Jayhawks fans....so we are going to wear our LUCKY Jayhawk attire (socks included) tomorrow and hopefully send some luck that way!!! We are also going to ask all our friends to wear socks (or another attire if they dont have socks) that are of their favorite team or thing to send some more luck that way!!!! Love the picture....and love that you could cuddle with him!!!!
Love,
Barb Teresa Cole

Anonymous said...

God is still in charge, Praise God. We will be praying all weekend and waiting for the good news. Love you and keep all of God's promises in mind and I will pray for a really quick recovery off of the vent. Love , Mary Ellen

kimk said...

Go Tucker, aka Superman! You can do it!!
Praying for protection from any complications!
We are all thinking of you and praying and sending love!

Anonymous said...

I believe that is a John Deere blanket. I love it.

Anthony Barrett