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)