Sunday, December 5, 2010

Things are still going great. The breathing tube, feeding tube, restraints, cath and arterial line were all removed yesterday. All Brett has left is a few IVs and his drainage tube. Cody and I were both able to hold Brett yesterday afternoon.

Being able to hold Brett was amazing. He seemed to feel safe in our arms and fell asleep rather quickly.

He is trying to babble and cry, but his voice is still gone. They are pumping him full of steroids, so it should start to return back to normal rather quickly. His eyes are clear and he definitely knows we are there with him. However, his eyes do seem to say "get me out of this place." We are waiting on one last drug to be stopped before moving his to the regular floor. They said it would take awhile for the docs, surgeons and nurses to get the logistics figured out, but he should be moved late this afternoon.


  1. WooHoo! You go Brett! So glad all is moving right along. How long will he need to stay on the regular floor? Please let us know if you need anything.

  2. Thanks for the update! When Jace was intubated for his last surgery...which lasted all of 2 hours...he was hoarse for weeks afterward. It also triggered about 3 weeks of acid reflux. Those toobies are rough stuff!
    So happy to see those snuggles...they were a long time coming! Progress can be pretty frustrating with weekend hospital guys are champs and we're excited for the progress big Brett keeps making!