Extibated!!! What does that mean you ask? It means Charlie got rid of a big, bulky, cumbersome, painful, unnecessary (now), and awkward tube that was down his throat! It was quite a process that involved several people. The second the tube came out, Charlie began to cry…or at least he did what he could. The tube leaves behind a very sore throat and coarse voice. Just to hear him cry was such an overwhelming blessing that I didn’t expect. Grandma and I cried too. It was sweet that a friend, Sam, had just popped in and he stood in the background praying- I knew he was, and when the big process was over he gave a reassuring hug and confirmation that he was there to pray, then off he went! I do stand in awe of all that God has done in Charlie to bring about healing and strength in his tiny body. How He brings the support I/we need right when we need it. He indeed is all-sufficient!
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
Photo: We took out the tube, blue bar, white tape squares, and orange tape…yippee
I am very encouraged by Charlie’s strength, contentedness, alertness, and healing of wounds. Glory be to God! My nurse today is one of the nurses from the first hospital we started at on day 1. I remember her standing on a chair with a clipboard recording everything that was happening in the ER room. Her pen never stopped- she was one busy woman. She was overwhelmed to see Charlie today and how amazing he is doing. What an encouragement and blessing to hear her perspective from day 1 and now. To God be all glory and praise.
Today my Sammy turns 8 years old! What a big sweet boy…can’t wait to kiss those cheeks.