June 30, 2011

It's Gone!

We are all rejoicing greatly! Garren's trach has been removed.

"Nananana, hey hey hey, goodbye!"

Garren took hold of that thing and threw it on the ground! He plans to ceremoniously run over it with his wheelchair later today!

Woohoo! What a giant step! Praise God!

Thank you all for your prayers. Obviously this is a big step for Garren. We were scheduled to go home tomorrow, but we have the option to stay over the weekend for observation if we want to. On the one hand, it would be nice to be home. On the other, having so recently removed the trach, it would be nice to be near medical attention should we need it.

Garren still is working on swallowing. His talking is getting better, a lot less spelling. He continues to talk about the tickle in his throat. We continue to pray that his throat gets stronger so he can swallow soon.

13 comments:

Kim said...

Yea!!! That is so great!!! He looks so happy!!!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!!! I think you should record him running over it and post it on FB!!! Think of you often. Love you guys!
Tracy Brailsford

Josh Via said...

Praise Jesus! The Via Family is celebrating with you!!

Anonymous said...

Yes Yes Yes!!! Whoop Whoop Whoop!!! He'll soon be walking and leaping and praising God and there will be a whole lot of folks joining him. Maybe we should do a YouTube thing!!!!!!

Carol Taylor

Anonymous said...

I love this picture! What a great accomplishment. We are praying everyday for Garren's complete healing! May God continue to bless Garren and your family with faith, hope, strenght and courage.
Sarah Prewitt

Anonymous said...

Great news on this beautiful day! Praise The One who heals!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Garren! Keep up the good work! Love,
David, Cathy & Aunt Juanita

Kushmama said...

Tears in my eyes as I read this!! Praising our Healer & celebrating with you!

Anonymous said...

Wow we serve an awesome God! We are so excited to hear this news. It is so great to see God answer prayers especially when it is in a way we so want to see. Can't wait to see what else He does for Garren. It is going to be great.
Love you all,
Karen and Cecil

LALISA CARPENTER said...

Go Garren!! Go Garren!! Wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!! Let's do the dance of joy....come one Garren, move that chair!!! I think I shall burst with joy!! All praise to God!!!!! Love & prayers, SAndy & Russ

wendypoovey said...

Amen, praise the Lord! Woohoo!

Lynn V. Marentette said...

Such good news!