EXTUBATION! Light at the end of the tunnel!

Micah was extubated yesterday! This means that the tubes that were down Micah’s throat to help him breath are OUT. They took them out yesterday morning and he has been doing so well! My baby looks recognizable! Oh happy day!

To those of you who have been praying for him I want to say, THANK YOU. Micah has had quite a group of people praying for him and we are seeing the effects of those prayers..so thank you, thank you, thank you. Micah was in a very scary place and is now on the road to recovery. We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! I can’t wait to go back home and be reunited with my husband and Josiah. We will finally be together in the same place as a family. This will be a first since the boys were born.┬áThe plan is to take Micah off the high flow nasal canula down to the regular flow and eventually off completely. We will also be trying to bottle feed him today to see how he does! Yesterday I held my baby for the first time in an entire week…it was the sweetest moment. Some time today we will be moved from the PICU to the regular floor. They will continue to wean Micah off of the sedatives so that he doesn’t experience withdrawal.

I’m happy happy happy (like Uncle Si on Duck Dynasty lol). My only thing is – how will I make sure that Josiah doesn’t get RSV once we go home? From my research, an infant with RSV can be contagious for up to FOUR weeks. We have been in the hospital for two weeks. There is a good chance that Micah may still be contagious when he leaves the hospital…if that is the case, how can I prevent Josiah from having to go through this? This is one of my huge questions for the doctor once I see her. I can’t imagine them moving Micah from this floor if he we were still so contagious to a floor that is more open and with tons of other patients…

After this is all over, I will have to continue to fight my giant of fear. I don’t want to live in constant fear and paranoia, but I also never ever EVER want to go through what we went through with Micah. I want to do my best to avoid it. I will have to be a bit extreme (I will go more into this in another post) to protect my babies during cold and flu season. I am also extending my maternity leave so that I will be out until January. Five weeks of my leave were spent in the hospital. I want to be able to enjoy my little babes! I will post pictures and more updates. Thanks for reading and keep praying!

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