Does this look like a girl who just had surgery? We don't think so either! Faith has recovered miraculously well- it truly is amazing. She is OFF of CPAP and on oxygen (which is the tube going to her trach in the picture). Now don't get us wrong- she still has her moments but NOTHING like this past weekend. Now we are adjusting to "trach life." As we anticipated it is hard not being able to hear her. It's like someone pushed the mute button on her- it looks like she cries but nothing comes out- not even a peep. Meanwhile her trach is full of noise! Since the tube bypasses her airway and goes straight to her lungs we can hear her body working- we can also tell when she needs a good suctioning (which we are pros at now! What a difference a day makes!) We are still nervous about the whole trach care thing- but we will get it! We feel likes things might be on the up and up!
Thanks for all of your prayers- we have such a amazing friends and family- there's no way we could have gone through all of this without you!
Brian and Jen :)