Sunday, April 4, 2010
Tate is doing really good. He is starting to breathe on his own and so they are starting to wean him off of the ventilator. He will do his swallow test on Wednesday. We are praying that he will not have a leak in his esophagus so he can start eating. If he does have a leak then it will just mean more healing time and more time on the vent and more time before he learns how to eat and be able to come home. Please keep him in your prayers! It is so nice to see him moving again though! He is opening his eyes more and is more conscious of having people talking to him. It's going to be hard leaving him here alone this week, but I need to be home with my other children for a few days. We are grateful for Aunt Dawn for being able to come check on him every night we won't be here! She's another one of Tatum's Angels! We are hoping to be able to get back up here by Thursday night and we bought a voice recorder so that he will still hear us every day. The Nurses are so kind and helpful and very supportive! They will play our recorded messages for him everyday that they are doing cares for him since that's when he's most alert. I can't wait for the day he'll be able to come home, but I am just grateful to know that that day will come! He will come home to us! Love you Tate!