Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Day of Trach Removal!!!

Sorry I left all of you in suspense of what happened. Cass had his trach removed (de-cant) on Monday July 17th. What a week it has been, finally feeling like a normal family. He was such a stinker going into the bronch, was really showing off for the nurses.
After the bronch they removed the trach and admitted him into the hospital over night just to watch. The doctors and nurses wanted to keep him hooked-up to the monitors, but Cass had other plans. He ran around the floor all night and was yelling and jabbering the whole time. He wanted to play and not cooperate for the nurses.
Tuesday afternoon he came home and he was happy to not have the trach anymore. We celebrated all day and are still on a high from the joy. Cass moved out of his room downstairs and moved in with his big brother James where they share bunkbeds now. They both think it is really cool and are thrilled to be together. James has waited for this for a long time. We're all adjusting to the new found freedom from the trach and I have to say the only thing we miss are the nurses that cared for Cass. They have become a part of our family.


Blogger Carmichael Family said...

How wonderful!!! I am so glad Cass got to have his trach removed! Truly something to celebrate! And how fun to be able to move into a room and share bunkbeds with big brother (my 2-year-old just moved from a crib to a "big girl" bed, so I know these transitions are important!). God bless you all, and thank you for keeping us updated!

July 29, 2006 at 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ryan and Kris;

This is an amazing improvement. What a great day. Hopefully we'll keep getting great updates. On behalf of my family we want to wish your family the best for continued improvements. Thanks for the update. I'll let Sarah Hellar know I made contact with you.

The Matthews Family

August 14, 2006 at 11:40 AM  

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