Thursday, July 17, 2008


Extubated and breathing on his own.... WOW it was so good to hear his voice again. Yale was extubated at 3:30 this afternoon... Still a slight chance he may need to be re-intubated, but for now he is doing great under the humidity hood!!! This as we all know, is a huge step forward... his blood gases are all coming back normal, and really its a matter of getting his O2 sats up, then we're really on our way home... (not to mention I should be able to hold my little man again soon...for the first time since I handed him over for surgery.)
Auntie Erica will be coming this weekend so I'll likely only make few updates...if any...after tomorrow, until monday as the resource center is closed here on weekends. :)
Thanks to all who have been praying for little Megan. Her surgery has been postponed at the last minute (she was all washed and in her gown ready to go) Her family is back in London and awaiting news of her reschedule, and at that time I hope you'll all join me in sending her and her family all our best!
Yale is proving to be the fighter we all know he is... its so nice to be on this side of surgery now. I keep getting hit with little blast of reality that we've actually made it this far. And its all in thanks to the wonderful team here at sick kids.
We still have a long way to go, and problems can pop up at any corner, but wow... I am just in aww at this strong little man... He's so brave and strong... he truely is my hero!


Jodi said...

That's wonderful news!

Thanks for the update on Megan.

Jenaia said...

Way to go Yale! Pull a Dominic in be home in a week...okay. Dominic's Glenn was actually on 5 days...but that was only the glenn and it was not 9 and a half hours. Sounds like he is doing amazing. I am so happy to read that. Praise God!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! So happy to hear this great news! We'll keep on praying and can't wait to hear you are all on your way home!

Melanie (WM)

Yale's Grandma said...

This is fabulous news Tanna. What a strong little man Yale is. Not to forget his Mother who continues to amaze me with her strength.Your strength and determination have been passed on to your son. So many times I've wished my mother could have been here to see this day and how far we have come with technology to save these children. We will always be grateful for the chance to have Yale in our lives. He is truly a miracle and the greatest joy in our lives. Thanks to all who prayed for Yale and a special thank you to Dr. Calderone for the dedication to saving many small lives.

Anonymous said...

Great job Yale - thinking about you and sending all our good wishes!
Katrina and fam