Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day 29

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.


Joyjoyjoyjoy!

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):


43 comments:

Rootietoot said...

AAAHHHH! YAY! The light at the end of the tunnel is getting bigger! And it's not a train!

I'm so happpeeeeeee for all of!

PS he looks like a young King Henry VII- before KH started lopping heads.

debra said...

Thumbs up around the world!!!
xoxo

LB @Wait, She Said What? said...

Thank you God!! It's beyond fantastic that he made such leaps and bounds in his recovery. What a wonderful surprise for you, getting a 'hey Mom!' when you walk in the door. So wonderful!

I hope he continues to make such wonderful moves forward in his recovery!

Thumbs up to him too!!

Willoughby said...

Oh wow! This is the best news! I'm so happy that he is off the vent!

Hugs, hugs, hugs and more hugs!

Ashley's Mom said...

Wonderful news and picture! He really looks good, blue mouth and all :)

Beth said...

Welcome back, Big Kid!

Delight and relief and joy and prayers answered...and blue is a wonderful colour to see when it’s part and parcel of such a smile! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you soo much for showing us Big Kid. He looks marvelous. His cheeks are pink and I think I can see his blue lips. He is a miracle and now you can have a Happy Thanksgiving all together.

litzi said...

Stupendous! The Attila Family will have something truly awesome to celebrate on Thanksgiving.

Kudos to Big Kid for the giant strides he’s made this week…and continued (((hugs))).

Janet said...

WONDERFUL :-)

KWombles said...

What lovely news to read on a Saturday morning. :-)

yorksnbeans said...

This is SO WEIRD....last night I was thinking how much I would love to see a photo of Big Kid!!

Joy, joy and more joy!! All in time for Thanksgiving! :-)

Charlie said...

You've got your boy back!

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

GO BIG KID GO!!!!

Jeanie said...

This is the best BK post yet. I hope the next picture we see is of him walking out of the hospital. Way to go, Mom.

Joanna Jenkins said...

HEEEELLLLLOOOOOOOO Big Kid! Nice to meet you, blue lips/teeth and all. For a guy who's been so sick you look very handsome!

Attila, I am beyond thrilled for you all. This is the best picture I've EVER seen! Thank you so much for posting it. It's nice to have a face for the prayers which will continue to flow your way.

There is much to be thankful for this holiday!

xoxoxoxoxo

Meg said...

I'm so glad he's getting better!

TechnoBabe said...

Hubby and I checked in every day to see the updates but rarely left comments, just sending love and concern through the universe to you and your son. This is such good news and he looks great in the photo. Hugs to you both.

Alison said...

What truly wonderful news!

Cat said...

Congrats!

OHN said...

I have been hesitantly reading this saga because I was so afraid how it would turn out.

I am so happy for you.

I have 3 sons, and can only imagine how emotionally exhausted you must be from worry this whole time.

Tell that handsome boy he even looks good with blue teeth :)

Pete said...

best thing i've heard in ages. go big kid!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

He looks so alert, too! Here's to his health (and blue teeth and mouth!).

ntsc said...

It would seem he likes blue lips.

Great photo.

deb said...

Hello... and keep getting better !

Clippy Mat said...

Great to see a pic of Big kid and to see 'who' the fuss has all been about. I'm glad that he knows so many people have been willing him on to recovery.
Two thumbs up!
:-)

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Yipee! I'm so happy for you all!
He's so handsome!

Hugs!!

Linda Meikle said...

A nurse in Columbus, Ohio, says, "Way to Go!" Mom and Big Kid. I have your link on my blog and have been anxiously checking every day for news. What a handsome young man! Thanks for sharing your story - and the happy, positive, photo.

We love you.

Amy said...

Wow! Best news all day! For a guy whose been to hell and back, he looks great!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

great steps forward indeed. congrats

Angie's Lil' Nothings said...

Yee-haw! Great! He looks good, blue lips/teeth and all!

St Jude said...

I never doubted his fighting spirit or yours for one minute. It's so good to see him on the mend. xoxo

Kim Ayres said...

That is such a great image to see after all these weeks - thank you for posting it :)

LadyFi said...

Oh joyous news! Wonderful.

Webster said...

Wow, I didn't realize I was rooting for such a handsome young man. Though there's work to be done, it looks like Big Kid is back! Attila, You've done well, as have Dad and LK. It wasn't likely to have happened without all of you pulling together. When he's walking and in street clothes, I'd like to see a picture of him then.

Stay well, Big Kid. Stay well.

Frau said...

He looks good ....blue teeth and all! Yay! What a wonderful Thanksgiving for you.

Cheryl said...

I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!! HE LOOKS SO GOOD, BLUE TEETH AND ALL. WHAT A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING GIFT FOR YOU ALL, A TRUE BLESSING. BIG, BIG HUGS TO YOU ATTILA AND LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I HAVE HAD YOU AND YOUR BIG KID ON MY MIND SINCE DAY 1. I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW, I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A BIG HUG.
XXXXXXXXX
Cheryl

Chris H said...

"HI BIG KID"! So thrilled to see you well on the mend .. blue mouth and all!

Chicago Mom said...

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Continued prayers for a speedy recovery! (The blue lips on Kitty is TOO funny! You know the boy is feeling better if he's kissing!)

Stinkypaw said...

This is GREAT news! You must be sooo happy, and you should!

yorksnbeans said...

I hope you are so overjoyed with Big Kid's improvement and that is why you haven't posted today. I've been checking all day.

Selma said...

I am so happy to read this. It's the best news I've heard in ages.

cinner said...

I am so thrilled for you and your family, Be well and a speedy recovery. Take care.

digibirder said...

Agree, it's the best news in a long time. Thumbs up to Big Kid. May he continue to improve.

(Been trying to leave a comment for days - hope this gets through)