12 Hours and Counting…

We have surpassed twelve hours and although Rudy is struggling a bit right now he has been doing great all afternoon and evening.  What a day today has been!!  I’m excited but guarded…the first 24-48 hours will be the true test for Rudy but Dr. Rick was very optimistic when he checked on him this afternoon.  The sparkling cider glasses were raised in celebration during afternoon rounds and then again at the nurses’ shift change this evening.  Rudy has had a steady stream of well wishers come to see him all day…word spreads quick around here and, as always, it’s heartwarming to see the show of support among the staff! 

Celebration with the Docs during rounds!
Celebration with the Docs during rounds!
The celebration continues at shift change...
The celebration continues at shift change...
Nighty-night precious boy!
Nighty-night precious boy!
There wasn’t any talk today of the next steps…all focus is on keeping Rudy off the ventilator.  Please continue to pray to that end.  It has been said before but I’ll say it again…Rudy is such a fighter and, boy, we sure will have our hands full when Rudy is finally able to come home!  Bring it on, little man!!

18 thoughts on “12 Hours and Counting…

  1. What a blessed day. We are all so thrilled for Rudy and will keep him in our prayers.

    The kids all loved the videos and they even said spceial thanful special prayers thanking God for this great day! Way to go Rudy…keep up the good fight and you will be home sooner than you think.

    Sweet dreams little one, Trish too!

  2. Praise God for this answer to prayer!!!! Way to go Rudy!!! YOU have a
    huge team cheering for you! We are so thankful for your parents and siblings & this special day for you all! Blessings, Curt, Ann & Luci

  3. To God be the glory! What great news to wake up to this Wednesday morning. Rudy’s progress and pics of the celebrating staff bring a flood of happy tears. I love you guys.

  4. It was hard to get out of that warm bed this morning, but this news made it worthwhile. We send our congratulations, too. We are so happy….keep up the good work, little sweetheart. Nice party! Thanks to God and to all of those cheering nurses and doctors for bringing you to this point. Love to all……………..

  5. Grandma and I are so proud of Rudy. We saw first hand what a fighter he was when we were visiting Pat and her family over the holidays. We got to hold him and watch him respond to his parents as well as the doctors and nurses. Rudy we love you and know that you are going to make it home with your loving brothers and sister. Love, GPD

  6. Hallelujah! We’re praying for you way over on the other side of the country, but hope you can hear us celebrating on your behalf! Keep fighting, Ruddy. Perhaps someday my new husband will be able to meet your wonderful family and you!

  7. Oh my! You don’t check Rudy’s Beat for 12 hours and see what you miss! I am thrilled to see Rudy’s beautiful face. I am praying that it stays that way. Go Rudy!

  8. Praise the Lord! Keep breathing, RUdy! Thank you for the wonderful photos and video updates, Trish. Love and hugs, Kelly

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