Jo's surgery was a success and he will be sedated and resting for the next 24-48 hours. Thank you all for the prayers and positive thoughts, Jo is strong and proved it yet again.
Jo's last setback, the complications with his respiratory system, can be attributed to a couple of key elements:
The trach will allow us to operate below such a blockage in the future. This made the final call on trach an easy one. When we are at home, we need every advantage to addressing any issues with Jo as he heals. The trach does not have to be permanent, and as Jo recovers we can reverse it. One miracle at a time Jo.
No big plans for the weekend for Jo, rest and healing, trach replacement isn't until 5-7 days by the surgeon. After that mom and dad learn how to do it.
Jojobinks, rest and heal, you did great today. We both know you would have hated the idea of the trach, but God knew it was what you needed, and didn't let us leave without it. We know you are uncomfortable now but it will pass, you are a quick healer and will be back to feeling good soon. You don't have that tube in your mouth anymore, we can see you're beautiful face so clearly now. Since the operation you seem much more comfortable overall, and definitely more responsive. Mommy and daddy are here, we are so proud of you! We love you to the moon and back sweet angel, you've got this.