Wow! I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am for all the love and best wishes sent my way today. I’m totally overwhelmed by the number of phone messages, texts, emails, Facebook messages, blog comments, cards and gifts from friends and family near and far not to mention all the wonderful face-to-face well wishes from the staff at the hospital! I may not be able to return everyone’s greetings but you must know that I received them all and deeply appreciate every one!!! Thank you…thank you! I’m so grateful
There were a number of things that made today special…it started out with Rudy and is ending with the others all cozy on the couch. In the midst of all the activity I was honored to visit our old neighbor in the CTICU. Rolf and I were touched daily by this precious little girl who fought so hard in the room next to Rudy’s for the past 7 weeks. We saw the dedication of a loving foster family and the CTICU staff that filled her life with love and tenderness. Her precious life on earth ended today and as I walked back to Rudy’s room after saying “goodbye”, I felt so honored to have witnessed this little life…she deeply touched the lives that came in contact with her – I’m so glad I was one of them. I spent the rest of the morning holding Rudy – tight – we looked at each other for a bit until he feel fast asleep. I was so grateful
OT Nichole came for a little therapy and Nurses Barbara and Missi prepared him for some exercises off the vent completely! The weaning began early this afternoon with an hour-long stint with the trach collar and he tolerated it well…another one hour stint was scheduled for this evening and so on!!! He’s doing great. Rolf and Max will head down to L.A. tomorrow in time for the first attempt at feeds through the g-tube! Of course, we’re very anxious to see how it goes.
For now, though, our focus is on Wilson, Max and Olivia as we enjoy a rare movie night together as a family. Freaky Friday is tonight’s movie choice…come to think of it, today was a bit “freaky” but, on many levels, a true gift of grace and love!