Friday, January 16, 2009

More news...

So, I'm sure you've all seen the great news that Vaeh doesn't need that silly cannula any more! She's finally free. Well, while she was in the cath lab, there was some other work done that I neglected to mention. We didn't really find out that this was a possibility until literally minutes before they took her in here:








I photographed it, but I must warn you...











This photo may be somewhat graphic...







Wait for it...






Introducing for the first time since she was approximately 4 weeks old...





THE TUBE-LESS WONDER!!!



This is the only "mic-key" you'll ever see on me again!




Yep. She's COMPLETELY tube-less. As Dr. Butto was going over the consent for treatment, etc., he asked if we had any questions. Jon asked about when we could have her button taken out. Dr. Butto asked 1.) does she eat okay?, & 2.) how long has it been since you used it (nearly 5 months!)? He then asked who (MD) put it in, & since the doc who did it was at this hospital, he set it up so they could take it out while she was under anesthesia. So, now all we have to do is wait for the stoma to close. If its not closed (which it will close on its own!) by her follow up with Dr. Butto then we'll talk about surgical closure. But for now... NO TUBES!!!

For as lousy as 2009 started out for us, its sure shaping up this week! Hopefully everyone else is having a wonderful year, too!

19 comments:

Amber said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!!!! What an amazing start to this year!!! I am SO....SO...happy for you all! :0)
Yay Vaeh!!!!

GinaMarie said...

Praise the Lord!!! That is so awesome!! She looks great!! Praying the stoma closes quickly! She looks so happy!
HUGS,
Gina Marie

Dori and Addisyn said...

Wow! What great news! I am so happy that things went so well with Vaeh's cath. She is a true testament to "Miracles will shine in 2009!" I hope you guys have a wonderful week. Take care!

mina said...

Woo-hoo!!!!!

jessskinner said...

That is amazing... I am soo happy that your's and Vaeh's life is a lot less complicated.. Congrats!!!!

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

Can I just tell you that even though I don't know Veah personally, I cried when I saw that. Seeing another kid who has it taken out gives me a great deal of hope for hopefully sometime down the road in our future. There are days when I feel like that tube has become a permanent member of our family. What are you going to do to celebrate that momentous occasion?

Wendy said...

Okay, I hope you're happy, Tina...You just made me CRY!!!

That's the BEST "Mic-Key" I've ever seen!!!

I am so happy for your sweet girl...no oxygen, no button...she can run and play and not be held back. What an amazing little miracle she is!

I was just getting ready to get off of the computer when I thought I'd scan the yahoo TOF group e-mail, that I barely have time to ever read....so glad I did and saw your news. Congratulations!

Heart Hugs and Prayers,

Wendy (& Emma, too!)

Kathy said...

OH MY GOSH!
Tina...I can't believe that you FORGOT to mention that! I can't even imagine the day with NO TUBES! Could you send Vaeh to our house to teach Isaac a few things.

You have to be so freakin' excited! It's going to be a whole new world now...watch out!!! (you'll need those new tennis shoes for SURE now!)

Tina:0) said...

I think I'll skip the tennis shoes & go straight for roller blades!!

Vanessa said...

YEAH! She is amazing. The mickey sticker was priceless. Give her lots of love from me.

jencooper said...

Woohoo!!! I am so excited for you! I know that you must be so excited!!

Vaeh looks absolutely beautiful!!!

<3,
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

yay!!! look at my baby!! she's come SUCH a long way... I am so happy for you guys, and so so proud of my little monkey!!! Missing you guys tons, but stay away from our stinky hospital!!! -Ash

Tina:0) said...

ASH?!?! You need to leave me your address, ph#, email, something!!!

Mami Adame said...

Wow, I can't believe your post. I was thinking of Vaeh earlier while doing laundry, and I was actually planning on asking you what the plan with her G-tube was.
I am soooooo happy for you and Vaeh. She is free! Seriously I'm going to go cry tears of happiness right now! kisses to Vaeh!

Christine said...

Woo-hoo! What great news!

April said...

I'm glad she is tube less & able to move around more easily. And I hope where she had the button taken out heals on its own.Now she can grow up & have fun playing with Gabby. She's just our little miracle girl. Give her some hugs & kisses for me & tell her I love her. Now we'll really have to plan to get together sometime once the weather gets nicer out.

Kathy said...

I'm just dropping by again to see how you're doing and to check on Vaeh's tummy hole...did it close like it was suppose to???

Hope you're having a great day!

Lee Family said...

OMG I am so excited for you and Vaeh and I am very Jelious no tubes WOW. I am very happy for all of you. Sorry this post is late I am just now getting around to reading everybody's updates. And thanks for checking in on us, I really appreciate it Tina.

The Portas said...

WOW! What a nice surprise! No more mic-key?!?!!? This is AWESOME! Way to go, Vaeh! xoxoxx