Monday, April 27, 2009

Beautiful.

Olivia handled all that like a pro. Basically, there is a basic pediatric trach tube. It just so happens that Olivia needs one that is 2 sonometers longer. Right now, she has the regular endotracheal tube stitched into her neck. It's rather strange looking, but is serving it's purpose. They will order her the size she needs and will use the new one when it's "trach change day" which should be next Monday. They'll keep her paralyzed for at least 3 days and then rather quiet until that first trach change. Can I just say it's soooo nice to see her face with nothing on it! It's been so long - no tube, no tape, no tube holder, no oxygen! She's beautiful. So is her new G-button;)

8 comments:

The Hawkinson Gang said...

TEARS!!!! Aunt Nicole wants a picture when you can. I love a past poster that said: now she has more face to kiss on.....I'm blowing you kisses from SC Miss Olivia!!! nic

Anonymous said...

yay, Liv!!!! I can't wait to see your beautiful face tomorrow and give you a smooch.

Bethany, PICU

MHB said...

Alleluia. Some things will be harder now. Many things will be easier. Alleluia. -- Mike and Kathy

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that everything went well in Olivia's special way. Bet you can't wait to kiss that little face : )

Judy said...

What a day! I'm so glad things went well even if there was a little drama Olivia style :)
I can't wait to see some pictures of her precious face when she's all recovered from her latest surgery!

Anonymous said...

Go Olivia! We are thrilled things went well. Olivia always has to keep them on their toes, the boys will not recognize her without her tubing! We will be praying for a smooth recovery from this surgery.

God Bless,
The Annos

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a whirlwind of a day for you all!! Glad Livvy made it through with flying colors!! (Besides the tube issue, of course she needed a special one, can't beleive no one thought of that ahead of time, ha ha...only Livvy) I'm working down in General tonight but will pop at some point to see that beautiful "naked" face.

Crystal Montgomery said...

I'm so glad she is doing great! Many prayers are being lifted up in her name :) Keep up the super progress!