Thursday, September 15, 2011

What a difference 24 hours makes!

It has been 24 hours since we got Justin off the vent and wow has a lot happened! Today he had surgery for wound wash outs, took out his central line, arterial line, left chest tube, put in a pick line, nerve blockers for his arm and leg, had a swallow test, sorry he failed that! Maybe tomorrow he will pass the swallow test. We are weaning him off his heavy pain meds and we might graduate out of CCU tomorrow! Whew, what an awesome day! Justin says thank you to everyone for all the love, support, and prayers.

The three of us took a tour of the two bedroom apartments where he will stay during his outpatient therapy. They are brand new and beautiful! They are furnished with brand new appliances, three flat screen TVs, and two computers. Outpatient is still far away but at least we know where he will be staying. Two days ago we saw then state of the art rehab facility and met with the physical therapists and they were awesome also.

For now we are waiting.
Well we did not get this sent out yesterday as planned! Update, tomorrow we have an 8 hour surgery to do flaps on his hands. We will stay in CCU for the weekend. We are making progress, baby steps!


  1. Praise God he is off the vent!!!!! What a miracle!!! Thinking of you all everyday & praying for baby steps each day towards healing!!! Love to you all in Bethesda from Kentucky ... Debbie, Hannah & Lily

  2. I am extremely happy to hear that Justin is making progress. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers.