Sunday, February 20, 2011
Today was a very exciting day for not only us but for Xander too. Nick and I arrived at the hospital earlier today and found that they had taken the ventilator out of Xanders throat and he only had the little nose hose now, they also took out his tubes that went into his chest up to his heart to help with the drainage. As you can only imagine we were very excited about this and very proud of our little monkey on how strong he is and how determined he is to get better. Today marked the 2 week anniversary of the last time we got to hold our little man and it was a great 2 week anniversary to say the least because we got to hold him again!! Our next goals for this next week are to get him off of his blood pressure medicine altogether which they are hoping to have him off of that by tomorrow morning and then to get him off of 2 other medicines as well. They will also start doing a swallow test as well to see if Xander will be able to eat on his own or if he will need to have a feeding tube for a while. Once we can get these done we will move on up out of the ICU and to the 3rd floor which at that point we KNOW that we will be able to go home with him shortly after that move.. All we can do is take each day one by one and pray that we stay on this strong road of recovery and allow Xander to show us how strong he is and when he is ready to go home.