View Full Version : Jacob did awesome!

04-01-2009, 09:31 AM
What a day - so stressful!! Jacob did fantastic yesterday - he is my hero!:D I am in awe of everything he has been through and how he continues to persevere - wow. The surgeon said all went well, no complications at all. He had to have 2 grafts. He is heavily sedated right now and will be for the next 2 to 3 days. So far, he is a "little wiggly", but not causing any problems. He is on morphine and mezodiazepam for now. They are hoping to avoid using the paralytic muscle relaxers if they can, but that will be the next step if he gets too active.

DH and I weren't prepared for the size of the incision.:eek: He said as it is in the crease of his neck, it won't be visible once he heals. It's the least of our worries right now, it was just surprising. So, the stent will stay in for 2 months, then another 2 months and he will bronch him, with plans to decan, if all looks well. He said his paralyzed left vocal cord should not be an issue, at this stage, as Jacob is older and a good weight. Pray for quick healing.

Thanks so much for everyone's support and prayers. You have really helped to prepare us and know what we would be in for. :hug: This is a HUGE hurdle behind us and we are so grateful that everything went well. We are also very happy with our decision to have the surgery done by our local ENT. He has a very calm, confident personality and excellent bedside manner. We also have the bonus of everyone knowing us here and they just adore Jacob. So, all in all, we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

04-01-2009, 09:43 AM
I am so pleased it went well. Hoping the smooth ride continues hereon in:)

Julie x

My little figther
04-01-2009, 09:47 AM
I am so glad everything went well. I am sending all the positive thoughts that I can for him to heal quickly and decannulation is just around the corner. Congratulations

Hugs for Jacob and your family.


04-01-2009, 10:00 AM
Kim-I'm so glad all went well. Way to go Jacob!!!:D :thumb: Keep us updated on the recovery. I hope he continues to do great.
:hug: :hug: I bet you feel like a big weight is lifted off your shoulders!!

04-01-2009, 10:45 AM
I'm so glad to hear that everything went so well. Praying for a speedy recovery!


04-01-2009, 11:50 AM
I am so glad to hear that he did so well!! Will keep you in our thoughts for a quick recovery.

Tanya and Cody

04-01-2009, 12:34 PM
Yaaaaaayyyy! Jacob Rocks! (And so do his parents!)

04-01-2009, 12:40 PM
That is so great to hear!!!!

04-01-2009, 12:43 PM
Great news! Parker's incision is long too but it is barely visible at this point. The rib scar is much more obvious. We always joke that he won't be a Chippendale's dancer with his G-Tube and Rib graft scars.

04-01-2009, 02:03 PM
I'm so glad things went well. Yay Jacob!

I pray his vocal cord won't be an issue. Sienna has one paralyzed cord too and is doing okay. :)

04-01-2009, 02:57 PM
Whew! So glad that that is over for you. I wish him a speedy recovery.

04-01-2009, 04:13 PM
Its great to hear he did so well, praying for a quick and easy recovery.

04-01-2009, 04:52 PM
I'm glad to hear things went so well for Jacob! I hope the rest of his recovery is as quick and smooth and the times flies by quickly for you!

04-01-2009, 05:21 PM
WHEW! Great news!

04-01-2009, 05:38 PM
That's great news! I'm so happy to hear that everything went so well. I'm praying that Jacob heals quickly and doesn't get too fiesty, too quickly,

04-01-2009, 07:04 PM
That is such great news. It is truly amazing what our kids can do. I will pray for quick healing. We heard over and over that many kids and people do just fine with one paralyzed cord, hopefully that will be the case and he will do just fine!

04-01-2009, 08:14 PM
That's great news! I hope he can be decanned in a few months!

04-01-2009, 09:30 PM
wow, i am so happy that things went so well. i had been worried about all of you, i hope things continue to go well, keep us posted when you can..

04-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Yay! Glad it went well, crossing my fingers for the rest of your journey.

Gretchen(Celia's mom)
04-01-2009, 10:03 PM
:hug: :pray:

04-01-2009, 10:48 PM
Kim I am SOOOO excited to hear this!!!

04-02-2009, 12:40 AM
Yaaaaayyyyy!!!!! Hope he continues to have an easy recovery.

Ainsley's Mom
04-02-2009, 04:20 AM
That's great that things went so well!!! It's great to feel well prepared with info!!! Hooray! A little surprise about the incision but I bet it will look a lot smaller rather quickly when it's not as fresh. Hope he has a speedy recovery and the next stage goes just as well!

04-02-2009, 07:25 AM
Congratulations on the progress thus far! Best wishes for a speedy recovery and successful decan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


04-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Yeah Jacob!!! I am glad things went so well. I hope the rest of the decann process goes just as well! :)