June 29, 2011

Cap Test

I apologize for the delay in posting. I know many of you are on the edge of your keyboard waiting for another update. Well here goes.

Garren is continuing to run into walls and if you get in the way he will run over you in his power wheelchair. The freedom and independence it ha given him is truly amazing. He is so excited to be able to move freely about on his own. And he's getting really good and rearranging furniture. He just plows right through anything that gets in his way!

Today the pulmonologist placed a cap on Garren's trach. For the last couple of weeks, he's had a one way valve, called a Paci-Muir valve, which allows him to inhale through the trach, but the forces him to exhale through his mouth and nose. Garren has been wearing that during the day, with nothing over the trach at night. The doctor wants to leave the cap on for 24 hours to see how Garren does. basically this will simulate not having a trach, as Garren will be forced to breathe in and out through his nose and mouth. I'm not sure what a successful 24 hours will mean, but I'm guessing it has to get us closer to a trach removal! Woohoo! Continue to pray for Garren's throat and his swallow.


Mauri said...

Awesome! We are still praying for you Garren! Heard about you playing a trick on your mom. Had to laugh! Keep it up :)

Anonymous said...

Yay Garren!!! Continue, continue....continue....to try,to trust,to believe...to KNOW that God loves you all more than you can imagine....love & prayers, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

Great news! We are praying everyday!!
The Tripps

Malones said...

How awesome. Praying for those throat muscles.

Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

Praying tonight!

Anonymous said...

We continue to think and pray for you in the absence of updates because no news is good news sometimes. Keep fighting hard Garren, with Christ, you can do all things. He promises. He has yet to fail - truth? May th Lord continue to show you the way out of this trial and in th meantime give you peace in the midst of it. For Christ's sake, Amen.

Donna Lochridge on behalf also of Metrocrest Presbyterian Church