Sunday, January 4, 2009

January 4th OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!!

It's our independence day!!! For real.

Will got his trach out this afternoon and we started making plans on going home. Everyone knows how much Will wants to get home so they are getting things done. We are leaving about noon on Sunday. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!! That's us yelling.

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.



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.


Culley's said...

Congratulations Everyone - especially Will!! Home - Home - Sweet Home.

Linda said...

yeaaaaaaaaaaaa,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Praise God,,,,,,,,,,,am so happy for all of you,,,,,,,,,,,Love Linda and Steve

Susan said...

We can almost hear the whole town yelling. This is just the very best news!!!Hooray....
See you soon with a big pan of lasagne. Love, Susan & Roger

(and a banana split, Tom)

keli b said...

what a great day, congrats. Wishing you all the best
keli ryan and tae bullen


Dixie said...

Alright you actually get to come home to Hagerman. Congratulations. I'm sure there will be a great big celebration in the town of Hagerman. Sorry I can't be there to see it as I'm in Elko. Behave yourself at home and enjoy that Pepsi.

Dixie and James

Nichole Rammell said...

Congrads Will. I knew you could do it. on New Year's Eve we were sitting in the living room and sean said new years sucks. i asked him why? he just said getting old and tired. He said it's not fun like the old days when we would go to Harbison's. just thought you would like to know that. maybe next year we can have a new year reunion at hagerman!! love ya! good luck with everything. your voice will be back soon, no on could get you to stop talking that easliy!

karrie and jeff said...

It will be so great to have the whole Harbison family back in the neighborhood again! Congratulations, Will. God is faithful. Love, Karrie and Jeff

Katie Lardy said...

Will! Such wonderful news! Bella began smiling this week and now I know why! She was practicing up for when I shared the news with her today.
We look forward to seeing you at HOME when we come to visit; hopefully in February.
We love you and wish you a very smooth transition back home.
Katie, Paul, and Bella.

beth said...

I have been reading your blog for sometime. I live in Kentucky and used to be a RN transplant coordinator for the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. I came upon your site while researching CF. A little boy on my husbands upward bound basketball team had CF and was hospitalized for a tune up. I am crying right now with joy! I am so happy for your entire family! And what a wonderful family you have. What a courageous man you are Will and such an inspiration. I have been praying for you and your family! You are amazing and I am so glad you are going HOME!!! God is so good!

Miss W said...

Praise God! I only wish I had read this before going to church so that I could report a God sighting.
I am so happy for all of you, especially Will. I know that getting the trach out was that next goal on the wish and going home a close second. What a moment it will be in Hagerman!
I'm waiting to hear the next goal to pray about . . .
Love you
Pam and Dave

Somer Love said...

YAHOO!!!!!!! SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!

I am for sure doing the happy dance!! travel safe and I can't wait for the next post where you will be at home! Will I am so proud of you! You have come a long way and I can only imagine whats next. You truly are an inspiration to so many people! Keep it up Buddy! Xo

Dan and Evelyn Peterson said...

We are absolutely blown away by God's faithfulness in keeping His promise that all things work for our good in His time. In your long trial, God has encouraged, strenghtened, and blessed so many lives that will not be fully realized in this life time. What a victory. We would love to be in Hagerman and be part of the welcome home party. Our thoughts are with you. When it quits snowing we will return from Arizona. Hugs and more hugs
Dan and Evelyn Peterson