Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Sweetest Sound

Today was such an exciting day! Ramsey went from being irritable one minute, to being extubated and content minutes later. His cries are so sweet and soft, but louder than they expected them to be. When Dennis heard him for the first time, he said "Is that it?" Ramsey spent a little time awake, then rested most of the day. I'm sure the changes were tiring for him. The 24 hours following the extubation are the most critical. There's always a chance that he would need intubated again, but so far we are hopeful that it won't happen. Without the vent, we will be allowed to get him in and out of bed ourselves. I'm a bit nervous to do so, because he still has so many wires and tubes, but he is much easier to move and hold now. I'm sure after another day I'll be more comfortable with the task. I uploaded a video taken shortly after the extubation. It's so cute to see him breathing and he even sneezes at the end. He still has the ND tube in his nose for feeding and now he has a high-flow nasal canula in his nose too.

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10 comments:

  1. Yeah Ramsey! I'm so happy for you guys...this means he has a step towards the door home!

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  2. Watching that video brought tears of joy to my eyes!!!!!!!! He is such a fighter!!!! I know it's rough and we are still praying for you guys!!!!

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  3. What a sweet little angel. I kept playing the video over and over..Wishing it was longer..I just know how happy you must be. Praying..praying..and praying..Can't wait to see Daddy and Reed looking at him now.. God Bless you all. Bet Grammy is happy.

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  4. Thank you for the video clip! How fun to hear and see the sounds. What a beautiful sound indeed!

    Paige

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  5. Love the video and thank you so much for sharing! We continue to think of you, pray and follow the blog on a daily basis. Ramsey is doing so well and has come a long way! We are so excited to see the tube out today and we'll never stop Rooting for Ramsey! ~ The Baileys

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  6. Watching that video over and over....the beauty and success of Ramsey take my breath away...making it another lovely day !!!

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  7. I think that has to be one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen! What a wonderful gift God has given all of us!

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  8. This video is the greatest! Thank you so much for letting all of us see it. It is the greatest feeling to see God answer all our prayers. What a great little guy you have there. I am still praying and thinking of you all. Bernie

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  9. When we watched the video, I cried. It is so good to see him make noise. I am so happy for you guys and little Ramsey. Our prayers are still with you and we can't wait until he comes home.
    Lots of Love
    Rachae and Mike

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  10. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful moment and sweet sound!
    Praise God!
    Paula

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