Monday, February 2, 2009

The trach is in

Noah had his trach surgery this morning. It lasted for about an hour and Dr. Dunham said everything went very well. When he came out of recovery, he was "quite snowed" according to his nurse. Noah only squirmed when he needed to be changed. Both sets of grandparents came to Children's Hospital for the special event and were able to spend some time with Noah.
Right now, Noah is still hooked up to the respirator, but will be weaned off it over the next 48 hours. Although the trach is a bit scary now, it will enable Noah to be held, move to a crib and feed from a bottle. Kc and I are looking forward to what the next several days bring. We have so much to learn but are confident in our teachers at Children's Hospital.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and comments. The first thing Kc does when he wakes up in the morning is check the blog and read the comments to me. Your words are bits of love that we carry in our pockets on our way to visit Noah. "Team Noah" is carrying us through this challenging time.

10 comments:

  1. Uncle Adam & Aunt MelFebruary 2, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    We hope you are able to hold Noah tomorrow, it will be good for all three of you. Noah buddy, don't worry too much about that game they call Football, I think its kind of a waste of time. When you get bigger I will teach you about "real" sports called hunting and fishing. Get some rest and keep growing. We will see you soon.

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  2. Noah, you are a champ just like your parents. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Yay! Congrats on a successful surgery! Pretty soon you'll be vets when it comes to this surgery thing. Speaking of which... I have some friends who's daughter has a rare condition that has required several reconstructive eye surgeries (and I'm sure will need some more). They have everything done at a clinic at Stanford. I'm sure they would be a great resource for you when the time comes. If you are interested let me know and I will put you in contact with them.

    Much love,
    Launa

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  4. Stay strong Noah! You have many people looking after you and cannot wait to teach you new things in life. Bet you can't wait to be held by mommy and daddy tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Love, Buck, Noelle and Kiali

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  5. Great job, Noah! I'm so proud of you. I knew you would love your mommies milk too! Hope to see you soon.
    Love,
    Will Tienken

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  6. Thank you so much for the blog posts. We read it every morning and night!

    You're in our prayers, all three of you.

    Read John 9:1-3, it really helped us through some tough times. Even though in the larger context that story is about something else, I feel like God put that verse in there to comfort parents in these kinds of situations.

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  7. I'm so glad the surgery went well! He will have lots of hugs and squeezes very soon! Noah, we can't wait to meet you. Hopefully we'll be able to watch 24 together soon =)

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  8. We have been reading your blog every day and are thinking about all of you. You are all so inspiring and special. It is a privilege to be your friend.
    Love,
    Robyn and Ira

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  9. Thanks for the updates. I think about you guys and pray for you every day!

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  10. Hi KC, Rebecca and little Noah, Praying for you.

    Rebecca Freshwater (From Moms and More)

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