Jo is officially out of PICU (pediatric intensive care unit) do to his stability and overall progress and healing. For the first time in almost a month, he has no tubes on his face. He is breathing room air with no O2 support, another miracle with more on the way.
Yesterday Jo had his feeding tube successfully entered into his stomach with no complications. It is especially good to see how quickly he has recovered from his brief intubation during the surgery. We hated to see him go back on the machine, but Jo showed us very quickly he doesn't need it anymore!
A few notes on what's next:
We haven't really received a set timeline for go-home and much of that is dependent on the procedures I mentioned above. It seems like we are looking at weeks, not months...
Thanks again to everyone for the overwhelming support. As the adrenaline wears off Alex and I find ourselves absolutely amazed at how many people are following our story and offering help. It is simply amazing. We cannot thank you enough.
I am quick to remind myself Jo is still in the hospital and he has been through so much with more still ahead. Jo's journey is still only beginning but it feels good to report, he is doing really well!!
Jojobinks mommy and daddy are here. We can't wait to see those eyes. Keep fighting Jo, God is with you, he is watching over you. Our eyes will meet again soon my son, we love you to the moon and back sweet angel. Mommy and daddy are here and we are so proud of you, you got this!