Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy Easter!

Mikan wasn't quite quick enough to take advantage of the Easter Egg Hunt at Grandma and Grandpa's house. He collected a few eggs that were thrown back for him after someone already found them, but, for the most part, too many cousins swept in before he did. But he took notes and is motivated to compete better next year.

Yesterday John watched Mikan, and I took a trip to Chicago with some of Mikan's cousins. It was the highlight of my spring break. The rest of the week is devoted to doctor appointments and therapies for Mikan.

Today we visited Mikan's pulmonologist who said that Mikan looked great. After his bronch last week, Mikan's trach tube was downsized from a 4.0 to a 3.5. This will help him breathe around it better while he is capped. Before the scope, both he and Mikan's ENT were uncomfortable with his mild retractions when he breathed. However, today the pulmonologist said that he thinks Mikan's breathing has improved, possibly due to the downsizing of the trach, which is a good sign for life after the trach. Sometime in May we will go to the hospital with him and attempt to take the trach out. We are so thankful for this opportunity for Mikan. He's been through a lot and this is an exciting step.

Here are some pics from the Easter Weekend.




9 comments:

Rachel said...

Such cute Easter pictures! I was just telling Shaun that the picture of you & Mikan reminded me of me & Gabe in just a few slight ways. You & Mikan look much better :)

Colton's Journey said...

awweeeee how cute is he~!

Alicia said...

What a handsome little man in his suit! And Mom & Dad look darn fine as well! Sounds like you had a very happy Easter!

I think I am looking forward to Mikan trying to get his trach out almost as much as you guys are! That will be huge!

Have a great rest of the week!

DevonLeah said...

HOW EXCITING!!!!!!!! He is just so cute!

Colleen said...

Mikan looks SO handsome! That's so exciting that you're getting closer to being trach free!

the three wise menn said...

He looks so handsome in his suit. :) Are you guys in South Bend...and do you go to Riley?

Jamie said...

ohhhh i am in love with his little outfit! mikan and adali woudl have made one dapper pair in church. :) SO excited about mikan's progress and the HIGE steps forward you guys are going to be able to do soon.

Angela said...

Precious pictures, Jenna! LOVE your hair too! :) Girls night in soon? :)

Hope said...

OMGosh, could that kid get any cuter? Ava is his biggest cheerleader for getting decanned!