Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Small Breath for Man, One Giant Snore for Mankind

Today started out VERY EARLY!!! We woke up at 2:00 a.m. to be on the road at 3:00 a.m. to get to The Packard Children's Hospital in Stanford by 6:00 a.m. Noah, fortunately, slept most of the trip and Kc did an awesome job driving in the dark.

Once we arrived at the hospital, Mr. Stinkpot woke up and explored all the nooks and crannies of our intake room. He opened all the drawers and cupboards, danced on the exam table with it's crinkly paper, and charmed our wonderful nurse. Once the happy juice came, compliments of the anesthesiologist, our Little Man quickly went from Magellan to a brown bagger in front of 7-Eleven.

After four VERY LONG hours, our wonderful surgeon came out and gave us the great news. The surgery, while one of the "most challenging cases of stage four subglottoc stenosis" he has ever seen, was a success!

Praises!!!

Our Little Man was transferred to the PICU and kept under a heavy sedative to allow his body to heal a bit.
Snowed with Charlie.
Now that Noah's airway is open, he is starting to breathe through his nose. It was so exciting to hear him snoring. Such a simple sound that brings great joy! You have to listen very closely, over all the beeps, but you can just make out the raspy noises.

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Thank you so much for your thoughts, kind words, and prayers. Kc and I took them with us and held them tightly today. This day is the first step along the long road heading towards trach removal...a day that we have been looking forward to for so long.

12 comments:

  1. Rebecca,
    I am so happy for you and your family. What an exciting step!

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  2. Awesome! Amazing! What parent wouldn't listen to that sweet snore over and over and OVER again?! Praise God for such sweet sounds of success!! We are eager to pray for the next exciting step. There is SO much to be thankful for!

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  3. Praise God for the little BIG things in lie! Praise you guys for being such great parents! So happy for you guys and Noah right! Tears of Joy- Katy Mc

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  4. I just love this little guy! And I am so glad to hear that his surgery went well and that he is resting, snoring softly and all. I am so happy for Noah I can't stop crying.

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  5. PRAISE the Lord for this 1st BIG Miracle for Noah and you two wonderful parents! I am sure you can't stop smiling, laughing and crying for this wonderful happening. Enjoy all the JOY that goes with this!
    God bless the 3 of you as well as the drs. and nurses that are caring for you all.
    Love and hugs from the Hoods in AZ.

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  6. Praise God - glad to hear everything went well!

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  7. That brings tears to my eyes...WOW!! That is beyond amazing and wonderful :) Love watching the little booger flicker as he breathed!! WOW, WOW, WOW!! Love you guys xoxo.

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  8. Sorry my last comment was a little crazy. You should never type and cry at the same time. Keep us posted! Katy Mc

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  9. Yeah! That is fantastic news! I am relieved to read that the surgery was a success. I hope this is the beginning of the end (of his trach!). I hope his recovery is smooth and as painless as possible.

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  10. Great Job Little Soldier, I am so proud of how tough you are and we can't wait to see you.

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  11. What wonderful news! Such a simple thing that can bring so much happiness!
    Praying for a speedy recovery for your little man.
    --Kathy C.

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  12. I echo the words of H and MB. ;-}

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