1-27-2009 Extubation Day!!


We are now at 6 hours!!!  I’ll report more details later but I thought you might enjoy our day in pictures and video!  Rudy is doing well, awake and comfortable…

Last tube photo?
Last tube photo?



The tube is coming out!
The tube is coming out!







Rudy's Cheerleaders!
Rudy's Cheerleaders!










42 thoughts on “1-27-2009 Extubation Day!!

  1. omg i am so happy to see Rudy off the vent! Congrats Rudy that you are such a fighter and are continuing to kick butt!

  2. Hello, happy Mama! Hello, wondering what’s happening, Rudy! What a goodlooking little guy you are without the taped mouth. Your fan club is cheering and continuing to pray for good progress to continue. We love you both…………….G’ma Jo

  3. Oh! it’s so good to hear you fuss and squeek and was that a cute little sneeze?? Praise God! We’ll keep praying. You look great, Rudy and your mama looks so pleased!

  4. Praise God! Yeah Rudy!!!

    He is even cuter with a mouth! I love the sneezes and bubbles. What an exciting day!!!

  5. Rudy…you are a star!!! I am so proud of you ..just keep breathing..just keep breathing…just keep breathing( your brothers and sister can tell you which movie I got that from 🙂 I don’t remember the last time a video made me cry joyful tears… Love you and keep it up…keep fighting.

  6. Praise God! I have never heard such precious whimpers and squeeks! Just like music! Thank you, Jesus! Breathe deeply, Little Boy!

  7. How amazing!!! Congratulations!! I’m so proud of you sweet little guy! What an inspiring accomplishment. I’m so happy for you and your whole family. I’ll be thinking about you and say a little prayer that the tube stays out!

  8. YEAH! I just got up to date on the blog and was SO excited to see the good news! We’ll be praying for you that tube stays out.. What a cute little guy! Love, Tatum and Daniel

  9. goose bumps all over, tears in my eyes- every minute off the vent is a step in the right direction. We are so proud of Rudy, and so happy for you and Rolf. You deserve this break!

  10. Praise the Lord! I think we all need to dance before the Lord! Yahoo! Oh Trish what a wonderful day for you and your family. I found myself breathing for Rudy as the tears streamed down my face. Rudy you look so bright eyed! I think I heard the cutest sneezes I’ve ever heard from you. We will continue to stand for strong, steady breathing. Can’t wait to share the good news with the family. Love, Cousin Dianna

  11. Thank you sooooooooooo much for the video. Those are the best tears I’ve had in a long time. Keep up the great work little man, you can do this…we love you Rudester keep making those cute noises.

  12. This is the first time I’ve commented, and I wanted to say YAHOO!!! I’ve been following since Thanksgiving and I got my blue Rudy ban just after Christmas and I haven’t taken it off since. It’s my reminder to be praying for Rudy. Thank you for being so open to sharing your journey with the world!

  13. Squeak little one, squeak and squeal and know that every one of us is doing the same! Tears of joy and thankfulness for all of you!

  14. Hi Trish, Rolf and Rudy, and of course, Wilson, Max and Olivia,
    I am a first time commenter but I’ve been a huge Rudy fan since you first connected on Katie’s blog – I am so thrilled with today’s events and the unbelievable footage of Rudy without the ventilator !!!! I am humbled by your strength, determination and faith through Rudy’s journey and sustained by your humor, perspective and normalcy in the midst of this mind boggling time. Stay calm and breath deep Rudy and all who love you. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. You’ve got a very special angel watching over you. Go Rudy Go !!!!!

  15. A sweeter mouth was never seen…We continue to follow you closely and hold you all dearly and cheer you on wildly from Northern California. Rudy’s extubation made my day today. ( :

  16. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Rudy, I think you are the toughest kid i know! I am going back to watch the videos again. Yeah Rudy!

  17. What happiness! Rudy you hav brought joy to so many lives and now we are so proud of you for this huge milestone…LOVED hearing your voice, and Trish, I have never seen a smile so real and full of joy and appreciation…Can’t wait to see you guys again soon.

  18. Trish, your smile says it all my dear. To see his little lips working like that and hear his voice. It really is an amazing day. Rudy’s eyes are so amazing too, so wise, so sweet, so rich in your love.
    I’m praying and crying with joy tonight, that the tube stays out and Rudy keeps up the good breathing!! I can’t stop thinking about how amazingly calm he is.
    We’re coming to see you soon!
    Love, Sarah

  19. PTL, this is fantastic news. We won’t stop praying. Your faith and confidence is just such a blessing to me. I knew the two of you were special people! Give those little cheeks kisses for me!

  20. Such a blessing. Tears in my eyes this morning. Happy tears!! Thank you JESUS………..He is such a handsome little guy. You both look great!!!!

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