Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PICU Day 22

A BIG thank you to our PICU family for making my birthday GREAT! Cake, birthday song and treats! We are so lucky to have such wonderful, caring people as our friends. THANK YOU! We have collectively decided (with much reservation) to take Ben home on his vent. He's not weaning succesfully. This has weighed very heavily on my heart and was NOT an easy decision. But...we need to be home. I still have my hopes that he will eventually come off, but either way this is what we feel is best at this time.

12 comments:

The VW's said...

Praying that this transition goes well for all of you! I bet it will be great to be home again, but a little scary too?! Hang in there! HUGS!

Lacey said...

You both need to be home. And with a trach so easy to put a vent on, it will work out. Hopefully he can slowly come of in the comforts of home.

The House of Garcia said...

Hey sweetie,
I have to agree with Lacey, I bet he will wean better when he is home comfy in his own bed. We are praying daily for you all and please give that sweet boy a HUGE huggle and lots of germ free slobbers from us. Come by when you can can say hello.

April said...

There's no better medicine than L.O.V.E at H.O.M.E. Our hearts are with you...

Junior said...

Big hugs and prayers, there is no place like home.

NicaBC said...

Becky...Ben and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I agree that being comfy at home could be the best medicine! Keep us posted!

Erin said...

Love you lots! Sending prayers to heaven for you and your family, and Bens little lungs. I know how you feel!

shirlgirl said...

I'm sure April knows exactly what you will be going through as she has done with her sweet Caleb. Lots sof love coming your way. Love you Benji.

TMI Tara said...

Cheers to being home and trusting Heavenly Father, as I know you do. Love you guys! I wish there were something we could do, but we are definitely praying for you and hope that he weans better than anticipated. {{HUGS}}

Mandy said...

Becky every time I visit your blog I am amazed by you and your strength!! You inspire me and I am grateful to read about you and Ben!! Happy Birthday Ben!! I will be praying for you!! Good luck and congrats on going home!!

LL said...

so glad that both of you are being taken care of!

Jo Jo said...

We're all grateful for this loving staff of nurses and doctors who do what we can't do ourselves. Thank you for taking care of our family.