Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Vent will be the ticket home

Mikan appears to be going home on the ventilator. He was showing signs of stress being just on CPAP. So, at about 2 this afternoon he was put back on the ventilator. Therefore, we are going to be getting the equipment around that we will be going home on. This will take 2-3 weeks, more details to follow. He will probably have the hernia surgery before we go home.

Also, tonight there was this little white growth in the opening of his trach called a granuloma. Thanks to Jenna's eyes we caught this. If the granuloma gets much larger it will need to be removed by the ENT. I have read about granuloma's causing stressful moments at home when that get in the way of a tracheotomy tube that needs to go in.

We are thankful for the challenge that Mikan has been and will continue to be for us. I believe that God's Mission for us is "Never a dull moment." From starting teacher jobs, Marriage, ACE, IUSB, buying a house, moving, Great Western Expedition, Pregnancy, and now Mikan. What's life if its not changing? Or challenging for that matter.

We have been getting lots of information about going home from various sources: Doctors, nurses, social workers, respiratory therapists, physical therapists. We think we get a special ventilator stroller that insurance will cover, or at least we hope so. We haven't talked with the social worker directly for awhile, she will have most of this information.


Paul said...

Happy Father's Day John!

sue said...

Jenna, John and Baby Mikan.
Jenna I ran into your mom today
she told what has been going on.
You all will be in our prayers.

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you

Happy Fathers Day John

Sue Weaver

Joseph J said...

Happy Father's Day, John. I love the attitude you guys exude. God couldn't have given Mikan a better set of parents.

Grandpa Kartje