Monday, January 28, 2008
Praise God, Aaron's head has finally cleared from all of the sedation medicine. He still has the treck in his throat so he can't talk but he was able to write a few words. They have removed the restraints from his arms and he can move them with out pulling off the monitor lines. He is off all medication other than the breathing treatments.
There are still a lot of secretions coming out of his lungs that they have to suction off but his cough is getting stronger and soon will be able to clear his own throat. The nurse told him that he could start doing a couple of simple exercised like arm stretches and leg lifts so he was doing a lot of those through out the afternoon.
Today the speech therapist will be in to check his swallow reflex to see if he can start drinking fluids and begin eating. If all goes well they will cap off the treck so that he will be able to make sounds. When he was read some of the cards that his buddies have sent he even smiled and at some he even laughed out loud.
We hope everyone had a good weekend, we sure did! All glory and honor are yours dear Heavenly Father. Again we thank you for every bit of support that you all have given to Aaron and all of us through your prayers and gestures of good will.
Much love and God bless,