Extubation Attempt #5 Scheduled

Posted by Erin Wilson On Thursday, October 15, 2009 2 comments
After speaking with the doctors this morning we are going to plan to extubate Josiah early tomorrow. We'll give him one more day to relax. We've finally figured out his pain meds so that he is much more comfortable. He hasn't had any major meltdowns in 24 hours. So we'll give him another day to show us he is over the meltdowns. They'll give him some steroids tonight that help with the swelling of his trachea after they remove the breathing tube and then remove the tube in the morning.

Our surgeon came in this morning and said, "We'll try to extubate Josiah and then make plans for the tracheostomy." I politely told him not to set Josiah up for failure and that we were planning for success. It was evident by his comment that he's not expecting Josiah to do that well. In my mind this just leaves more room for God to show up BIG and shock everyone. So we are praying for a miracle. We are praying that Josiah's lungs are healed today and that tomorrow we can say good-bye to the ventilator for good. We are at a point where there is nothing more medically that can be done with Josiah's lungs but we are believing in healing. We know that only God can do this. Please pray with us once again.

2 comments to Extubation Attempt #5 Scheduled

  1. says:

    Anonymous Milo & Erin...praying that our God will SHOW UP and SHOW OFF in Josiah's lungs! Go God!

    Tim & Tracy

  1. says:

    Anonymous Praying! Go, Josiah, Go!


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