Sunday, December 5, 2010

Busy, Busy times

It has been a long time since we last talked. Grady's world has really gotten busy. He has been working very hard to get off the respirator. You can see, in his picture with Momma, that he has a new attachment on his trach. This is an HME or artificial nose. This allows Little G to be free of the hoses that were connected to the trach. It does the same thing that our nose does and heats the air that he breaths. It also puts moisture back into his lungs. Picking this little boy up is so nice with no heavy hoses hanging around his neck. Friday night was his first 24 hours with no respirator assistance. He is doing very well. All blood gases are good and Grady is good.
Grady has plans the next couple of weekends. He will be spending them with Mommy and Daddy. It is part of the process to getting him out of the hospital. We are so close that it is getting exciting. It is also getting every one of his care-givers in a rush to get all their paperwork done. He is having a lot of visitors because they all need to get one last follow up on him.
YES! Grady is coming home soon. We still have some planning and prepping, but it is getting close to time to bring this boy home. What a blessing that is going to be.
Well, more soon. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
Talk soon,

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