This is Dr. Cahill at the foot of the bed telling Jesse, the RT, to pull out his trach. Big moment and I did have my camera ready but I can't put the actual pulling out the trach on the blog. Some things are better left to the imagination. The room was full with people waiting to see how he did. There was no problem with his breathing or swallowing.
You can not believe how much has to be done to get this guy home but I think we have done it all except pick up the meds in the morning and the oxygen is being delivered. Still there is probably no way that Will nor I will be sleeping tonight. Somebody needs to pinch us. I keep putting my hand in front of his face so I can feel his warm breath for my own self. I feels wonderful but Will is getting a little tired of me doing that. I guess I will wait for him to go to sleep before I do it again.
THIS IS WILL EATING A PERSONAL PAN SIZE PIZZA
HE ATE THE WHOLE THING!!
We have had so many visitors/friends/employees coming up today and tonight to say goodbye. Everyone wanted to hear Will's voice but he couldn't talk a lot because his vocal chords haven't been used for 8 months. They are a little rusty but already they are getting better. Here are some of the many, many people who came to say goodbye. We didn't take pictures of everyone.
Above is Karen, our sweet aide in the night. Below is John, our RT from MICU that has come up and visited often.
Below is Tora, one of our many night nurses. They are all there to hear his sweet voice. They have never heard it before.
Danny and AnnMarie came came by and took a walk around with Will and no trach. We have it on the video camera but still I don't know how to do it yet. I will though real soon, I promise.
So the next time I write this blog tomorrow night, I will be sharing pictures of Will in his house after 1 1/2 years of being away from it. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT! That's me yelling again.
Please pray for us and Will's move back home. We will need it, but it's going to be great.
Our God is sooooooooooooooooooo awesome. With Him all things are possible and we have proven it. Thank you all so much for your prayers and for a few days I will be still doing nightly blogs. Then I will probably just blog once or twice a week.
God bless you all and God bless the drs., nurses, RT's, and all the caregivers that have brought Will to where he is today. We're going home, we're going home, we're going home.