Yesterday, Kitty and I switched shifts with Big Kid because she had to work in the afternoon. At about 11am I got there and poked my head in the room.
"How's our guy?"
She jumped up and ran to meet me at the door. "We have a surprise for you!!"
I stared at her for a minute and then burst into laughter.
Her lips were blue. Cobalt blue. And there were blue smudges on her cheeks. Oh golly, I hope that stuff doesn't stain. ;-)
She led me into the room towards Big Kid.
"Hi Mom!" he croaked. And smiled a huge blue Smurfy smile.
Better yet, he is off the vent and breathing on his own. They're going to keep the trach in for a few more days, but he's breathing completely on his own with oxygen from a nose hose.
I'll fill in the details tomorrow, but he wanted me to thank all of you so much for all the concern and prayers you have sent to him for his recovery.
And he wanted me to post this to you (you can click on it if you dare to see his blue teeth up close and personal):