Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Daddy's Little Man

Mommy and Sissy have come for a few days to re-settle things at home and prepare for school. Daddy and Tucker are sharing the joys of the weaning the mask together.

Tucker is doing really good, and seen in the photos, showing his smile once again.

"Tucker and I had our first all guy day and night. We did good. When he was off of the mask, he played and had a good time throwing the balls and dancing to his favorite music. We plan on spending some quality guy time today too!! We are going goo...d so far. He has been up and off of the mask since 6 a.m.. Go Tucker!!"

Those of you who have asked what the tape is on his face, it's in place for the mask. I think it helps to keep his skin from getting irritated while the mask is on.

The boy LOVES music! As you all seen before in video, Tucker also loves to dance!

"Had an excellent day yesterday and a very good night. Tucker has been off of the mask with an oxygen tube to his nose and does great. We were off for two hours at a time yesterday for about 3 times throughout the day. Today we plan on being off fo...r 4 hours at each time. Talking about tomorrow being off all day then back on for the night. They even said the "F" word for the first time. "FLOOR!" (non ICU room)."

Today's goal is to get Tucker off the mask in four hour sprints. I am sure he will do just fine, Daddy is by his side and cheering him on, just as all of you have been doing from the very start.


kimk said...

Keep up the good work Daddy, you are doing so good, all us heart moms are so proud of you!
Tucker, you are a wonderful, brave, strong boy! We cant wait until your birthday celebration and/or buddywalk...we are going P-A-R-T-Y!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Tucker! You are looking good. Keep up the great work. Daddy enjoy your time with your boy!! The good Lord is watching too.
Regina,Alexn and Gabe! :)

Anonymous said...

Todd, Karen,Tucker, and rest of family.... We are so proud of you all. It is good to see your family pull together, live your faith and be there for each other under such difficulties. We pray for you all constantly. As hard as this is ( and I don't have any idea since I have never been through this) I can see the depth of relationship, love and your writings and in your pictures. Thank You God for the family that you gave Tucker to continue to bless them all and help them at every turn. Thank You Lord for healing Tucker and bringing him back to his family healthy and active. We ask for your continued blessing on each of them. Amen Cathleen and Larry Olson

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY agreeing with KimK...WOW!!! What a hero you are little look so wonderful!!!! We are sure it is so hard for you Mommy to be away from him but Daddy is doing wonderful!!! Keep on moving Tuck!!!
Barb, Teresa, COle

Anonymous said...

He is looking soooo good!! Beautiful! He is continuously in our thoughts and prayers!!
Blessings, prayers and peace
Crystal, Brian Mitchell and the kids

Tina B said...

Way to go Tucker man! I love the new pictures. Can't wait to see you when you get home! Keep up the good work. Hope you can use the "f" word soon and not have it aimed at nurses!

Anonymous said...

yay for Tucker!