Thursday, March 15, 2007

Decannulate This

Thomas pulled his trach out yesterday evening. Scott couldn't get it back in. He loaded Thomas up in the car and carted him toward Children's. He called around, got hold of all the docs who have to talk to us about this stuff.

I left work early, picked up dinner, prepared to sit in the ER for several hours. When I got there, Thomas wasn't listed in any of the ER rooms. I called Scott.

"We're on the playground," he said.

I went outside and saw Thomas come down the slide. No trach.

"They still haven't seen you?" I asked, worried.

"They did. They're gonna leave it out." Scott said.

We have cried on that playground more than once, but this was the best time ever.


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15 Comments:

At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Thomas knew it was time!
Who needs doctors!!
Way to go Thomas!!!!

 
At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do you still have to wait until April for them to patch up the hole?

 
At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just realized that sounds like I'm relating it to drywall or something. I don't know the proper terminology to use, but you get my meaning.

 
At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAY THOMAS ... seriousl this is the best news ever! i am so happy for him! I am so happy for y'all!

yay thomas!

I called trish and told her the news at lunch today, since they are in Missouri and wouldn't be able to read the site until way later.

I actual had the same question as Taryn, so ... what's next?

K, Love you!!
*rhonda

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! I'm so happy for you - and what a great surprise for you to find them on the playground instead of the hospital. Thank you, God.

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good news! I am so lad to hear the news. It is way past time for this to happen. Good luck and best wishes.

 
At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cried in front of my computer when I read that.
YAY!!!
-Mel

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger Lizard said...

Yay!! I just shared the news with my family...so exciting!!!

 
At 3:49 AM, Blogger Ctelblog said...

Amazing news. Congratulations. Thomas is a star.

 
At 6:16 AM, Anonymous Aunt Kaitlin said...

Words aren't enough...tears (the happy kind) are a good start though. such good good news!!

love,
Aunt Kaitlin

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger Thomas, as told to Sarah said...

Taryn, it closes up like a body piercing hole.

Part of the problem with him pulling it out to begin with was that, if we didn't notice right away, it would start closing within the hour (you know, like a tongue piercing).

Next as far as airway goes, is a sleep study in April just to check up on him. . . as if that's going to tell them something that I don't know from staring at him all night since it came out ...

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger danielle said...

So delighted to hear the good news that has come your way recently! It only feels appropriate to celebrate newness as we prepare to celebrate resurrection. It's like the flowers are blooming and sassy just for Thomas!

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger sweetpea said...

wow! unexpected wonderfulness.

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Wedding Girl said...

oh happy happy day!!!!!!!!!

miss you!!

 
At 11:20 AM, Anonymous sandy said...

Oh, my God! I cried and laughed out loud when I read this... Well, I actually started the crying when I saw the picture above with a band-aid and no tube.

There just really are NO WORDS!

I love y'all.

♥!!!

 

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