What a day!  Aaron and his dad and step-mom (Greg and Gina for those of you who might not know names) arrived at Lancaster General Hospital at 10:00 AM today for the trach removal.  They waited and waited and then found out that the doctor wasn’t going to get to the hospital until after his office hours.   Greg had to leave around 1:00 or 2:00 to go to work; Gina and Aaron just stuck around and waited and waited some more.  Aaron’s Aunt Den and I got to the hospital around 2:30 and we ALL continued to wait.  Finally around 5:00 or so, the doctor showed up, explained what he was going to do, and did it!  Aaron had his trach removed, sitting in his wheelchair, while the three of us watched.  It happened so quickly, it was amazing. The doctors decided not to insert a smaller trach, but  to just remove it and observe  him overnight.  So that’s what was done.  Aaron now has a small hole, about the size of the tip of my little finger, where the trach was.   No stitches needed, just a bandage over the hole which will just close eventually.  Aaron did want a picture of the trach to put on the blog, we’ll see what happens with that!  Stay tuned! 

His spirits were especially high tonight.  He has waited for this day for some time.  There were some people along the way who told him he might not be able to go without using the ventilator at night and also those who thought he may have to keep the trach.  As long as tonight goes well, he’ll have proven them wrong.  AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     

Well, that’s about it for now.   Things are looking up for Aaron and are going to continue to do so, I just feel it.  Please continue to pray for him and his recovery.  Thanks for sharing in his journey!

Diane (Aaron’s mom)

12 thoughts on “GOOD THINGS HAPPENED AT 5:00 PM !

  • Aunt Diane

    Aaron, Awesome news. More prayers answered. You are an inspiration to all of us. This is just the beginning of good things yet to come. Keep us updated on your therapy at Hershey Med. Keep the faith Buddy. We love you.

  • Chuck

    DIANE (and Aaron) : I agree, things are looking up. I believe your’ son,with a little help when ness. is gonna MAKE it so. And Aaron, you see how your’ tenacity and stick-to-it-niss rocks both your’ world and the faith of others? Your’ Mom just KNOWS you have reached a “tipping” point, as do we all. Keep up the good work–I know it is’nt easy, but nothing worthwhile is and therein lays your’ strength and inspirational progress both to yourself and others.
    Thanks alot Aaron, NOW I may have to go to all the trouble of diggin’ out my summer box and don my dang shades… (ghosts of Timbuk3–Dang, now I’m showin’ my age)
    Alaska/Montana, Charles III

  • CACer

    Great news my friend !! I have this feeling your progress is going to accelerate ! Hope to see ya soon.

  • Suzanne Kelly

    Way to go, Aaron! This is the best news and a great start to the new year. Miss you and hope to see you soon, Suz

  • jude (Nana)

    Can’t wait to hear how the night went w/o the trach. REAllY praying all is well. Either way, what a big step; you are really movin’ on Aaron & we’re sooooo happy for you!

    Love ya,

  • Lex

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You ROCK bro! Don’t you let ANYONE tell you what you can and can’t do. Whatever it is you want you just go for it and we’ll be behind you all the way. Love you!!!

  • Meam's 8th Graders

    Aaron, the kids are cheering and so excited for you and your family. They are always asking for you and monitoring your progress. You are such a good role model for them. Congratulations and love, Meam and Kids

  • Brian

    Congratulations buddy!! I’m so proud of you, you’ve been working so hard!! This is a huge step…I’m so excited for you!! See ya soon…love you brother!!

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