After a bit of a rocky start of life without a trach, Judah is healing and working hard toward going home!
So Judah, post extubation, retained A LOT of fluid, mostly around his lungs. He also required hefty doses of morphine while intubated, so withdrawal was very tough on him. However, this week he has turned a HUGE corner, kicked off the withdrawal and extra fluid and doesn’t need anymore oxygen! So now we really get to see Judah without tubes, wires or a TRACH!!!
This afternoon we were even moved to the Complex Airway floor, which means he doesn’t need the intensity of ICU.
Tomorrow, he has his third and last currently scheduled scope to make sure his new airway is solid and healing well. Hopefully that means that we will be free to return to Pittsburgh as early as this weekend! HOWEVER, there is a possibility they ask us to stay local for more procedures. So say those prayers and think those good thoughts because we would LOVE to come home and discover our trach-free life!!!
Also, Judah is still on really heavy medication and can still barely walk. He’s come a long way, but we have to come a bit further to get our running, jumping Bubb back. I hope our next update is even better!
Thank you all, and we love our family, friends and fans!!!!!