Busy. Busy. Busy. This trach boot camp stuff is no joke. They took away my cell phone & communication with the outside world so that is why I haven't made a blog post in a while. Ok just kidding-- but it has been really busy. We have multiple classes and trainings each day while we are also participating in the day to day care for Parson. Lots to learn in order for us to show proficiency to be able to bring her home soon. So exciting.
After a very, very long 13 days, Parson's smile finally returned. Whew - that was just what the doctor ordered (literally). The folks around here have made funny faces, danced in and out of her room, talked like Donald Duck and tried most anything to try to get her to smile. One of the critical care residents even busted out an amazing version of "ABC 123" by the Jackson 5. Made me smile, but not PDiddy. None of the antics produced any smiles, but once Daddy got here the smiles returned - for Parson (and me too.) She has made great strides in weaning her vent settings down to positive pressure (cpap), so hopefully we can work out the kinks before the weekend.
While Parson is working on cutting new teeth, Darby is losing them just as fast. She pulled her second tooth this past weekend at a dirty gas station in Huntsville, Texas. She is having a BLAST this week - her spring break extravaganza is split between cousins in Centerville and McKinney. Good times.
I am SO very thankful for our family and friends who have pitched in to help is in so many ways. Whether it has been to help us with Darby, feed our animals, fix things around our house, juggle cars to/from the hospital, make hospital visits, meeting the medical supply folks, or delivering meals & goodies to the hospital -- there is no way we could have made it without you. THANK YOU. You are loved <3
We are talking about coming home soon - so that makes all of us smile. :)