Tuesday, May 27, 2008

THE TUBE IS OUT!!!



Yay! At 11:30 the tube came out! So far everything has been smooth. He looked pretty uncomfortable for a while there (the tube can be irritating), plus they had to turn off his IV pain meds because they can depress the respiratory system. They had to wait a little while to give him anything, but they gave him some fentanyl and versed and he calmed down.

Since then he's been awake nonstop. He's been moving around a lot, making himself comfortable. We had the Fox and the Hound on and he was watching it a little bit. He was really sleepy at first. They gave him these lemon flavored swabs to suck on and he really liked that. He's been talking to us and it is so good to hear his little voice! Now he really wants water, but he can't have any for four to six hours. That makes him mad! His voice is still very soft, so even when he yells he's not very loud. He does have another fever, so we are praying that goes away soon.









DeAnna and Rose here -Andrea had to go back in with Drew as he was asking for her, but she wanted to get this post out to all of you. So she asked us to post some pictures from this morning and the video. She gave us free reign of her blog and we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how amazing Dan and Andrea are! We know you already know this! They are awesome parents, they are so calm during all of this. He is awake and thirsty, moving around a lot and they are so patient and loving and are taking care of his every need. Either Dan or Andrea are now in with him at all times, right now they are both with him. They wont be leaving him alone for a second. One or both of them will be with him at all times from here on out. They are glad that he is awake and talking and are finally able to communicate with him. He has turned a major corner today!!! Praise God!!


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

He looks wonderful Andrea. Thank you so much for all of your updates on your blog. I have followed since surgery and am amazed at your's and Dan's strength.
Joanna

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Drew-Drew! This calls for a celebration!

Hugs & Kisses,
H & J

Katie Scott said...

Praise God!!! It is so great to see him awake and able to move around! He is so cute!! Will pray for that fever to go down.....

Lori said...

Praise God Andrea and Dan: the last picture of the three of you is beautiful enough to bring tears to my eyes!

Anonymous said...

I love seeing his sweet little smile. I'm so happy for both of you. It must be so nice getting to hear his voice and have him back.

I will pray that he does a good job of keeping his IV's in and being patient with the process.

Eben can't wait to see him. He was talking about it this morning. Just let us kow when Drew's ready for visitors.

Yeah! Tell Drew we love him and miss him! Give him a little kiss for us on that soft head of his.

Happy day!
Jen

Peter Scott said...

Amazing, I'm so happy for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Praise Praise God!! Drew looks great but you know who is just glowing is the the two of you Momma and Daddy!! It is amazing the difference of the looks on your faces compared to yesterday. Just BEAUTIFUL!!
Thanks Rose and DeAnna for finishing the blog so we could all see this
Love you guys
Kristina

Kate said...

YAY!!! oh, my elation isn't cautious any more, it can't be! i am crying here at work like a big old weirdo. it's so good to see his little nod when you asked him if he liked the lemon pop, and watching his video, and sitting up. sitting up! oh, i can't wait to come back down there and pet him and make him look at me all suspiciously. i love you all SO much!

Kate said...

Oh, and i see that he got his "drew" sign instead of "andrew" finally. this one is cuter too!

Beth said...

HALLELUJAH!!

Vanessa said...

Praise God! I am in tears after reading this last post. This is a huge milestone in the recovery stage. He looks great! I love the video, as well. Thank you for allowing us to be apart of this journey with you.

God Bless,

Vanessa

Anonymous said...

Andrea, it is so awesome to see Drew awake! And great news about his lung & getting extubated. What a handsome boy! I'll never forget how awesome it was as each line was removed from J.T. and how freeing it felt to all of us! I keep thinking about the powerful testimony Drew and your whole family has with what you're going through, and who you are relying on for your peace and strength through each step of the way! Karen Russell :)

Valerie said...

He looks wonderful!!

Such a big day! I am sending this to Dr. Mainwaring, he will be tickled!!

Aunt Joanne said...

Hooray!!!!! Auntie Joanne is very happy that the tube is out! He looks wonderful, tired, but wonderful. I am so pleased. Can't wait to hear more about his day. We love you all so much. Our heart and prayers are with you now and always. Hugs and kisses,
Aunt Joanne and Uncle Rog

Anonymous said...

This is awesome, brings tears of joy to my eyes. He looks really good. Take Care,
Rebecca Myers

Carrie said...

Yippee!!! What a happy photo of the three of you! And to hear his voice (however faint) must be music to your ears! He looks so great!
Carrie

From Nate: i hope you feel much better.

From Maddy: glad you're feeling okay.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Been following your blog and praying for you all, and marvelling at your strength. The photo at the end is amazing. Andrea... joy is radiating from that smile of yours. All three of you look wonderful. I will continue to pray that Drew's recovery is smooth and healthy. (Hannah saw a picture and said... "wow! look at those enormous gigantic humungous band-aids to make Drew better!". I guess she's more impressed than concerned!!! Kids do have amazing faith though, don't they?)
~Donna (and Glen,Hannah and Oliver)

Anonymous said...

Double, triple Yay!!!! Made my day
Aunt Marie

The Cohen's said...

That is great news! We'll be praying about his fever and more healing! So nice to see pictures with his little eyes open. :)

Valerie said...

I just found out that Aden and I have been exposed to chicken pox. I think I will not visit you guys tomorrow. I am not taking any chances with Drew.

Anonymous said...

Love to the lovies !!!!
The strength and conviction all four of you have is awesome. It is so wonderful to see the love that surrounds you and the faith that sustains you. You are a very special family.
We love you all so much,
UT & AL

Anonymous said...

How precious, Praise the Lord, Dan & Andrea, you two are such awesome parents, just through the pics you post you can see your sensativity and love for Drew and you are so calm, it's just a joy to see the strength in your family. Continuing to pray.
Gina L

Patrick & Maria said...

What a blessing...

We have been keeping updated through the blog and my mom and sister. I have been sick, so I didn't even think of coming up, but I am so glad that things are moving in the positive direction. Seeing him alert in the video and sucking on his lemon swab is so wonderful.

Our love and prayers are with you.
~Patrick and Maria

Anonymous said...

I love that smile!! I am so glad he is doing better. Give him a hug from me.

Love, Dr. P.

Anonymous said...

Hey Drew, You are looking good man! Nice face-paint. Where do you get it? Your sitting-up picture made me say a big THANK YOU to Jesus.

Kevin

Party of 5 said...

hip hip horray! loved seeing him awake and without his tube - and loved seeing your smile, Andrea. hope you enjoyed your visitors today. with love, Kacie

Erika said...

Oh, he looks so wonderful! What great news. Keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!! He looks SOO good!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys, and Drew is such a cutie!

Love,
Kira

jenhasty said...

Dan and Andrea: Drew looks WONDERFUL! I could hardly wait to get home from work today to check your blog and see how he was doing. We have been praying for you non-stop. I am so excited to forward this wonderful news on to our prayer group!! We will continue to pray for you!

Love,
The Hasty Family

Vanessa said...

I keep coming back to the blog just too look at Drew's picture. He looks great! I'm so proud of him.

Jennifer Herring said...

Woohoo!!! You guys are doing great and Drew looks amazing!

As always, still praying...
Donovan & Jennifer

Molly said...

I couldn't be more happy to read this post. And let me tell you, Dan and Andrea... you two are beaming in that last photo. You can tell it's such a relief to you both. He's such a trouper!
Amy

Kathy said...

He's AMAZING...you guys are amazing!!! I'm SO happy that the tube is out...such good news!!!
Tell Drew that you'd like to take him home by the weekend!
Love,
Kathy

Anne Marie said...

Ahhhhhh! The picture of the 3 of you is worth more than words. We are beyond excited for this wonderful news- and so happy he's awake and enjoying his MUCH deserved lollipop!

Lexi said...

Praise God, Praise God!!!! This was a great post to read before I go to bed! D & A I'm so glad that you have so many friends and family surrounding you during this time!!! And Drews pictures are great! I think he may have been able to have water now so this is good news:) What a strong little fighter you have! Praying for the fever to stop! Love the Sheridans
big hugs!

Leslie said...

Woohoo!! are those fast + healthy beeps his heart working well?? woohoo!

Lindsay said...

Yay! He looks awesome. I'm so happy for you!