Sunday, September 28, 2008

Post Trach Photos

So Happy to Have Her Trach Out

Taking a nap with Curious George

At the Santa Ana Zoo with Uncle David and Auntie Karen

I don't take naps anymore, so sometimes
I fall asleep during my nightly breathing treatment.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Long Awaited Update

I apologize for the long wait on an update. Emma has been doing so well without her trach. She keeps us so busy now. She has not needed any oxygen since getting her trach out and has been relatively healthy. She is adjusting to the changes quite nicely and has definitely discovered her voice. She has had a few crying fits that have lasted an hour, which is tough on us. Other than that, she is just increasing her vocabulary. A lot of it is just babbling, but she is daily saying new words. She likes to ask for help a lot and says thank you and I love you. I promise to have some pictures and video up by the end of the week, but at least wanted to put something up.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

24 Hours

After 24 hours of being without her trach, Emma is doing wonderful. She actually got to come home already since she was doing so well. For her entire life, she has required oxygen at night. Last night, she didn't. She has been breathing completely on her own and has had great blood oxygen levels ever since getting her trach out yesterday. She has been making so much more noise, but won't talk very much on camera. Here is a small clip of her without her trach.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Trach Free

At 2:00 we took out Emma’s trach and has been doing great since. She is talking up a storm and currently has the hiccups. I will let you all know how things go over the first 24 hours tomorrow.

The Big Day

I just received the call we have been waiting for. The doctor is ready to take Emma's trach out. I will be bringing Emma down to the hospital this afternoon. After they take it out, they will be observing her for a few days before sending her home. Please keep us in your prayers.