Wednesday, August 31, 2011

She's extubated!

The head CT/shunt looked good, so they pulled Selah's breathing tube around 12:30pm, and she's doing great. She had some stridors (squeaky, wheezy, high-pitched breathing) right after pulling the tube, so they gave her a breathing treatment, which fixed her up.

When they pulled the tube, I was overwhelmed with grief. I heard Selah's scratchy, hoarse cry as she tried to babble, and I so longed for us to have experienced that moment of extubation with Chrissie. So hard, but it was sweet music to our ears to listen to Selah's voice. Thank you, Jesus!

I'm feeling more and more confident as we walk this road with Jesus as our forerunner. The only analogy I can think of would be getting bucked off a horse and being hurt badly, only to have someone force you back on the horse again. In the end, you're grateful to have faced that fear and overcome it. God has us on that journey, and I can't think of anyone better to be holding our hands as we get back in the saddle again.

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