Extubation Success!

One day during the week in January, my wife texted me to let me know they were going to try extubation again.  I was hoping this didn’t turn into the chest-closing saga, so I prayed hard that this would work.  And it did!  He got the tube out of his throat and was on bi-pap for a little bit and did so well, they just put him on a nasal cannula for a tiny bit of oxygen.  Success!  Chest closed? Check.  Breathing tube out?  Check.  Next up: get the heck outta the hospital!

But, as usual, that would take a little bit of time.  Anyways, it was super difficult to concentrate on work because I couldn’t wait to go see Nolan and hold him.  I got there and the nurses were happy and so was I.  Even the doctors and nurse practitioners were happy with Nolan’s progress.  Life was good.  The best part: I didn’t have to sit next to Nolan, I got to sit with Nolan.

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Life was really good.  This is what I waited weeks for.  Seeing him without that tube in his mouth that would make his lips look all twisted sucked, but now I could see his little lips and his little nose and even hear him cry.  Oh the cries.  Who would’ve thought that I’d be so happy to hear a baby cry!  So that’s how it would go: I could hold Nolan and talk baseball, tell him my corny jokes, doze off together…whatever.  It was just great we were doing it together.

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About Chris Perez

My name is Chris aka HLHS Dad: I’m married with 3 sons. I love coffee and Yankees baseball. Be kind to one another.

Posted on November 20, 2013, in CVICU and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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