Friday, February 15, 2008

Today Jonah was flown to Children's Hospital of Central California. He got a bit stressed on the ride down and at one point forgot to breathe but recovered. Since he arrived I've been told he has been doing fine. Shane is down with Jonah this weekend and I stayed behind in Los Angeles with Noah. I plan to leave Sunday afternoon and hope that Noah will follow Monday. I am praying that they will work quickly to get Noah down to Madera to join his brother as being separated is difficult. Jonah will be having his surgery soon, I assume next week so I want to be down for that.

Today was a bit of a difficult day, between saying goodbye to Jonah for a few days to hearing news from the doctors here in Los Angeles regarding Noah's respiratory status. They are thinking he may need a tracheostomy in order to go home. This will be a lot of management for us as he will come home on a ventilator system that we will have to monitor at all times. It was depressing news but it isn't final. Noah still has another chance maybe two at being extubated to see how he does off the ventilator. We are praying fervently that he will not come home to us with a tracheostomy but in the same breath if this is what he requires to come home than we will have to manage. The doctors also mentioned that some children keep their tracheostomys for as long as two to three years until they have grown strong enough to breath without it. I hope we are not faced with this trial.

Please keep both the boys in your prayers. I hope Jonah comes home to us the end of March and I pray that Noah will follow soon thereafter.

As I will be going down to Fresno soon I won't have internet access like I do here in Los Angeles. I have to go over to the hospital library and they block the blog so Shane will have to update it for me. Hopefully I will be able to work out uploading photos of the boys too.

Thanks again for your support,

Shane and Michelle


heidi said...

we'll be praying for your family. i'm sorry!

Lillian said...

I love the pics of the boys. They are getting so big. We will continue to pray for them. I hope they can be together very soon!