3/15/16 – Bye Bye tube, hello withdrawal

We finally said goodbye to Judah’s breathing tube!

I wish I could say it’s been smooth sailing, but the past two days have been rocky. Judah’s throat, nose and adenoids have been very irritated by the breathing tube, causing a lot of bleeding. He’s been moved from heavy narcotics to weaning drugs, causing him a lot of hard withdrawal symptoms. And extubation was pretty scary.

There’s a reason we call him our warrior, our bear, our lion. He is a fighter, and he is ROCKING IT. His airway is doing well, and you can see that all Judah wants is to feel better. So that’s just what he’s going to do.

The next two days will be tough ones as we have to fight some battles, but we’re doing it. And we can do anything. I was not expecting extubation to be the hardest part, but here we are! Now we can climb down this mountain.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers – I will share photos and happy stories when we are ready.

Much love, many thanks,

JNJ
Mama Bear

16 thoughts on “3/15/16 – Bye Bye tube, hello withdrawal

  1. You are so brave guys! Hopefully everything will be fine, we are praying for all of you and most of all for Judah’s speedy recovery! We love you!

  2. With the love you are showering on him, and the living energy from across the country, help find his way. Progress is hard, but he’ll be stronger than ever soon enough. <3

  3. He is a fighter, you are all the great team! We wish you guys a lot of strength and luck!
    Speedy recovery dear Judah!

  4. I am so proud of Judah, he is such a strong boy! He’s destined for greatness!
    Stay strong Momma and Papa Bear. Love and prayers are with you

  5. Wow, we can’t even remotely imagine what Judah and you guys are going through. But as Jessica says this ROCKY road is bringing our brave Judah and his exceptional parents to the goal everyone was praying can be achieved some day. AND NOW IT IS. We know that a bright and healthy life is awaiting Judah and his parents from now and on. Love, Menella and Misha

  6. What wonderful news but along with the joy I know there is much pain for all of you.
    May God continue to bless you.
    Prayers and much love.
    Marian

  7. Yes,Judah is certainly a warrior. Thank you for these updates. You all will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. We love you very much and that news made our day. Keep going strong and next time we meet with you will get a ton of hugs and kisses 💋💋💋.
    Love
    Rema,marina and Myron

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