Wednesday, December 24, 2008

PICU Day 6 ~ Christmas Eve

Santa came to visit this morning with gifts. Noah managed to open his eyes for a moment to see him. No pulling on his beard today!
But we recieved the best gift this afternoon...Noah was extubated!!! It was time, and he has done very well all day, only requiring oxygen by nasal prongs. We are so blessed. If the night goes well, he may be able to go to the ward for Christmas day! He is still very weak and tired, but alert and awake for short periods after the sedation wore off.

Now that he is extubated, more and more of the bits and pieces of the happenings of Friday begin to come out. Many of the staff have commented as to how dire things looked in the OR, and over the weekend. They say he was very lucky...we know it was the hand of our gracious heavenly Father.

So thankful that He chose to spare our son's life once again.

It is Christmas eve and I miss the kids terribly...watching them put out the cookies for Santa...filling their stockings...anticipating the excitement of Christmas is a very lonely place here.


Nicole said...

that's fantastic that he got tubes out! (((hugs))) for missing your older babies. merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you, Noah, and the whole family this Christmas! May you ALL feel peace, joy and love this season! In the times where it feels lonely, know that He is always there...

Anonymous said...

hi mommy

that is great that he might go back to the ward and will notbe in PICU any more. I miss you too. But I am praying for you.
I can't wait till your birthday so we can celabrate Christmas together!

love Kailyn

Carol said...

I am so happy to hear good news! I am so sorry you are not all able to be together this Christmas. Hopefully you will all be together soon.

May you feel God's loving arms around you during this blessed season. Merry Christmas!

Carol-aka oklamomof4boys

Kim said...

Nichole - A special Christmas hug for you as you feel the loneliness of the PICU. Praise God for His miraculous works in Noah. We are so thankful...Hoping he get get to the ward soon. Love and hugs to my Bean -

Maroo said...

I am so excited to hear the news. I am so, so sorry that you are not able to be at home with Kailyn and Joshua. I know that they miss you guys, too.

Our Lord promised to never leave us or forsake us. Please hang on to what you KNOW to be true, even though you don't necessarily feel it right now. He is with you guys. With all of you.

I am praying for peace for all of you today, Jesus' Birthday!!! Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Lord, I pray for Your peace to fall on Nicole, Brad, Noah, Kailyn and Joshua (and all of the extended family taking care of all of them). I pray that this peace will be beyond their understanding, as You have promised to provide. We love You! In Your precious Son's Name, I pray, Amen.

Hang in there, guys!

Anonymous said...

HALLELUJAH, JESUS IS BORN. We are thinking of all of you this morning Our hearts are with you, as you spend Christmas in the hospital. We praise God that Noah is on his way, and that He will have many more Christmases. Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate today, is holding you near. we pray, that even though you are there, you might experience "Christmas" with others around you. love mom and dad, bertha, Josh and Kialyn