Monday, February 6, 2012

Surgery update

We are now one week past surgery and Ella is doing amazingly well. Since the surgery was done through her nostrils there is no wound care. By looking at her you wouldn't know she just had surgery. She is now almost back to normal. Now the plan is to just wait for a few months for the new airway to heal. Then we will spend a night in the hospital with a cap on her trach to see how she handles breathing without the trach. If all goes well, we will take the trach out. One of the best things will be to hear Ella's voice. Now we can see her laughing, but we can't hear it. Of course there are sometimes benefits to your child not making any noise and I will miss a few of those conveniences, but I can't wait for her to hear her own voice. No trach will also mean about half the equipment we have now. The doctors won't take a trach out in the winter months so we hope for sometime in April! Yeah!


Melanie said...

P.S. Happy Birthday. Hope you had a great day!

Chelle said...

YAY! So fun to see the photo of her! Keep us updated! The comment about the benefits of a quiet child made me LOL!

Judy said...

So glad it all went well!!! You are such an amazing family!!