Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Best Bronchoscopy Ever

Mikan's bronch went well today. All is clear for an attempted decanulation in May. He handled the day pretty well. I actually let him use the portable DVD player for the first time today (our surgery was about 1.5 hours behind schedule). Upon waking up from his anesthesia, he was signing please, dad, please, dad, please dad, until they brought him to us. At first, the nurses thought that he was just flailing around until they realize he was doing the same motions over and over again like he was trying to communicate with them. Mikan communicating in sign language with people who don't understand is going to be entertaining over the next couple of years.

Then he wanted nothing more than to have his IV out, then the gauze off of his hand. We left the hospital shortly after.

So he's set for a decanulation attempt in May. We're excited. We have big summer plans for Mikan without the trach! We figure a little sand in the g-tube doesn't hurt. Kind of like the gizzard of a chicken.





8 comments:

Michelle and Sean said...

Oh my gosh I am so excited for you guys!! I can't wait! I hope everything goes well!! Yay Mikan!!

Jamie said...

HIP HIP HOORAY! Awesome news! I had a feeling there was going to be good news today. Congratulations guys!

Rachel said...

That's wonderful news!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

DevonLeah said...

I am so excited to hear this news!! Thank God!

Alicia said...

WOO HOO!!! So glad to hear this!!

Poor little guy signing Daddy please and no one understood him. : (

I can't wait for all the sandy MIkan pictures this summer. What an exciting new road you are all on!

Hope said...

That is the best news ever! Have I told you guys how cute that kid is? Adorable!

Mary Ann said...

Yeah Mikan. What fabulous news. You'll have to "remind" the nurses that Mikan signs so they will call you in sooner so you can translate.:-) What a sweetheart! Happy Easter!

Colleen said...

That's great news!!