Friday, November 6, 2009


Check this out! I got to see my boy alert and awake for a brief period this afternoon!!!

Chase had a really wonderful day today! He had his first CPAP trial this evening at 4:00 PM and did a-m-a-z-i-n-g! It was supposed to last for 30 minutes but he ended up going for 40 minutes. His blood gas afterward looked fantastic! The respiratory therapist that did the CPAP told me that he didn't see any reason Chase wouldn't be extubated by NOON TOMORROW!!! Of course he still has another trial tonight at 9:30 PM and again at 3:30 AM, but my hope and prayer is he'll sail through those trials as well and be totally ready to lose that breathing tube tomorrow! WOOT!!!

Please be praying that our little Rock Star will continue to impress us with his incredible recovery. God gets all of the credit here! He made my boy into quite the little stubborn fighter and I couldn't be more grateful!


  1. it truly is a wonderful feeling to know that your baby is recovering well from a major surgery! i'm so glad that CPAP trials are going well. he will seem like a brand-new chase once he's extubated!

    all your posts are bringing back so many vivid memories--sights, smells, feelings--you never forget this time and what your child is going through. its a long road, and i'm glad he's getting a good start.

    still praying!

  2. Oh, Kathy. What amazing news and what a beautiful sight! He looks wonderful. My heart is with you all and with that precious baby. Bless God!

  3. I am so happy that his first CPAP went really well. I will pray that the rest of them go just as well. Your little Rock Star is making an incredible recovery!

  4. How amazing is little Chase? Wow, is all I can say! Continuing to check in and pray daily for you and your sweet family! YAY!!!!!!! I will have to say he is a Rock Star just like my Mary Clare was...and still is! He has an amazing family and I'm sure will continue to Rock on! Love to you all! Kerri