The respiratory technician has mentioned that she thinks she is ready for Ryan to move down trachea sizes. She believes he is ready because his secretions are steadily becoming less each day! She has put in the order but it must be approved by the Pulmonologist, the respiratory and lung doctor. The trachea size he has right now is an 8, which is the name for the size of the tube. They will slowly insert a new, smaller trachea in order for his throat to properly heal. This is done in increments until the hole is small enough to heal on its own. We are very excited for this new step!!! Lord, we ask that Ryan's secretions in his throat continue to cease. We also ask that his throat is healing well and that he is ready for the next trachea size. Thank you God for the amazing miracles that we have witnessed. You are an awesome God, the ultimate physician!
Ryan had his physical therapy today and the PT doctors said he is ready to sit up for a few hours based on his steady vitals and endurance level. He is doing great! He is beginning to move his head slightly back and forth and continuing to make small movements with his right arm!
Lord, we thank you for your constant presence within Ryan and in this hospital room. "With your presence, all of our fears are washed away ....we find strength to face the day."
Ryan sitting up "chillin" in his new chair!