~~~ Birk had a great night! Yeah!! ~~~
He has had a very quiet day today too. We are so thankful for that. Nick and I both spent the night at the RMH last night. It was tough leaving him last night, but we knew we should try to get our rest before we ext abate him and he starts to come down off of his medications. It was a good nights sleep, and we are so humbled to be at the RMH. We might try to do that again tonight. I'm even thinking of going over this afternoon for a run. I miss running so much! Plus my waist line misses it a bit too.
The plan is that he will start to be weened down tomorrow night on the off chance that his airway looks good on Friday and they can just remove the tube in the OR. Then when they bring him back to the ICU they will "wake him up" or turn off his final sedation medication. At that point...we've heard the fun starts!
Nick and I have been talking about how everyone is warning us that it will be so tough to struggle and fight with Birk as he is coming down off of his medications. While we agree, it will be tough....we are also so excited to see him again. You would think that since we've been through this before (seeing our child on a vent not moving much) we'd be used to it, but truth is this time is SO HARD. Not that we didn't love him unconditionally before, this time we know the real Birk. We know his awesome laugh. We know how much he loves the CARS 2 movie song and will listen to it over and over and over again. We know that his favorite meal is mac-n-cheese, chicken nuggets, green beans, grilled cheese, and chocolate milk. He will order it for every meal if we let him. We know that his best friend in the whole world is Addy Grace. We know that his love for "Yi" will only grow as he gets bigger and goes to games with his Daddy. So, needless to say we miss that kid...even though we've spent almost every minute of the day with him we sure miss him.
~~~ Romans 8:28-29 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose ~~~