Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Breathing Tube is OUT!!!

Picture from today before the breathing tube came out:




Hope's breathing tube was taken out today.  The doctors decided that they lowered everything enough that she would probably be fine if they took it out.  About three this afternoon they finally decided it was time.  My mom was there with me and we both decided to go to get coffee while they were taking it out.  They explained that there would probably be a lot of alarms going off and it would take about half an hour to get her fully stabilized, so we waited until the nurse came and got us from the waiting room.  I have to say that apart from the surgery and closing her up...I was most nervous about them taking out the breathing tube.  She did great without it before the surgery, but it scared me so much thinking about them taking it out and then possibly having to put it back in again.

Picture from today after the breathing tube came out:




It was great seeing her again without the breathing tube.  She still had oxygen through her nose, but they said that wouldn't last too long.  It is basically to make sure everything is fine and that she doesn't have any problem breathing on her own. 

I wanted to share the next picture because it was something I noticed today and it means a lot to me:



As you can see from the picture, Hope's bandages are in the sign of the cross.  I think it is totally symbolic of the role God has played in her life.  It is just another sign that God is watching out for our little girl and is answering our prayers every single day.

Jerry and I want to thank everyone yet again for another miraculous day.  We would be lost without the support, thoughts, and prayers from everyone.  THANK YOU!!!

11 comments:

  1. she is our little hero!!see, miricles do happen, everytime you look at her, love her more and more. she has GOD is looking out for her!!!she looks GREAT. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HER AGAIN!!! love always, geraleia & boys

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  2. Paula, Hope looks wonderful! I am so HAPPY to see her. My computer was down so I was not able to check your blog. You are still in my thoughts and prayers. I so wish I could go give you a big hug because I know how this step in her recovery ment to you. God bless always!

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  3. I am SOOOOO HAPPY for you and Hope! I know what a milestone this is in the way of progress. I was so elated to see the title of your post and her cute pics. Continued prayers for a speedy and uneventful recovery for Hope. ((((HUGS)))) to you momma.

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  4. Paula, I just heard about Hope from a coworker and visited your site today...I am sorry for your pain but happy to hear about the amazing progress you and your family have endured! My thoughts are with you. Hope is beautiful and some day you'll look back on this event with her and she'll know what a special little girl she is. Hugs, Melissa Z.

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  5. I'm so glad to see her without that breathing tube! Way to go Hope!

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  6. So glad to hear that all went well, we continue to pray for Hope!

    ~Stephanie and Braeden(HLHS)

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  7. She looks amazing! I am so happy they have the tube out already. That is great news. She really is a tough little fighter, and i'm so so relieved to see her progressing so amazingly well. God has blessed you and your family.
    STeph

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  8. annamarie saarinenOctober 8, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    She looks fantastic! I remember when Paul and I were in the room for Eve's extubation. It was very tough... She is a strong one! Such a beauty too. Can't wait to see the next update! Annamarie

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  9. I am so glad it went well. I am praying for you all.

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  10. I totally believe there is God's presence wherever we go, it's Him reminding us He's there. I'm so glad to read that everything is going well with little Hope. What an amazing baby, mom and dad and family!! I'm keeping you in my prayers that everything will go very well and she gets to go home very soon. I hope you're doing well, Paula. You have tremendous strengths!!

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  11. Good news! another hurdle behind you! Happy to see she's doing well!

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