Every cloud has a silver lining and rather than focus on all that has challenged Jo the last few days we will do our best to highlight the positives in what has occurred up til now.
Jo has been placed back on the ventilator (intubated) as of 0200 this morning. It was the last thing we or any of the Docs wanted to do, but it was necessary. Positives:
Jo needs oxygen support to maintain acceptable saturation levels. Positives:
Jo may need a tracheotomy after all. Positives:
Jo extended his stay at least a couple more weeks, if not longer. Positive:
The episodes he experienced the past 2 days would have been life threatening if not for the professionals at Mary Bridge. While it is a nightmare to think that he needed emergency support, and to see so many people at his bedside, when you step back you realize 10 professionals, experts in their field, are tending to your baby, what more could you ask for?
Most importantly God is in control. He knows what is happening, why it must, and how much we need Jo back. Perhaps this step back was to prevent us from moving forward too quickly. No Dr could predict the recent events, but they are learning from them, as our family will learn from this trial. Through it all Jo is fighting with God by his side and the 1000's of people praying for him.
Mom and dad are discovering strengths we did not know we had. Our children have been amazing throughout giving us strength through their unconditional love. They miss their brother so much, and have seen their parents in so much pain, I don't know how they remain so resilient. We receives texts, messages, and comments that lift us up every day. We pray bedside often. The alarms in the room can be deafening, the silence of a conversation with God brings comfort. We cannot thank you all enough, we are truly blessed, and God hasn't sent us on this journey alone.
Jojobinks we love and miss you so much. Do not be scared, you have everything you need to rest and heal. We know you are with God on this journey and it gives us some sense of peace. We must remain patient and strong for you, and we will. Rest and heal baby boy, one day at a time, one miracle at a time. We love you to the moon and back sweet angel, you've got this (superman!).