Thursday, April 22, 2010

Way To Go Mason!

Yay! No more breathing tube! He did it!




The docs decided to wait until this morning to extubate, just to be cautious. If it didn't go well there is always a larger staff on to help during the day. Mason is doing very well and much happier to have the tube out. He will slowly be weened back off the nasal cannula again.




The DSA (donor specific antigens) blood test results have not come back yet. We should have the results later today.




Biopsy is scheduled next Tuesday.




Mason will stay in the CVICU at least through post-biopsy.




I get to hold Mason now. The first time since last Friday morning. We are both very excited for the snuggle time!




I'll try to update later today with the antibody level results.




Loves to our family back home! We miss you! xoxoxo

16 comments:

The Simmons Family said...

He looks SO great!!! Way to go Mason!! I'm glad you get to hold him again! We're praying for decent antibody results and for a successful Biopsy on Tuesday. We'll be there next weekend and I hope Mason feels up to meeting his friend Owen.

Ang said...

Mason looks GREAT! I bet he can't wait for his Momma snuggle time! Remember that this too shall pass :). At least that is how I lived with some of Sydney's trials.

Hope's Blog said...

He looks WONDERFUL!!! I am sure he is loving having the tube out. You have to be so proud! Enjoy snuggling with him.

cici said...

Hugs are the best healing medicine.
Waiting for good news :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah Mason!!! You go boy!!! Keep fighting and show those Drs. that you can do it!!

Traci

♥ Michele ♥ said...

Yay for Mason!! Way to go!

Lflinders said...

I have been following your blog for some time now and have kept your family and especially mason in my prayers. God truly does deliver miracles. I bet you cant wait to snuggle your little guy! Hang in there mason, we are all praying for you! Mom of 3

Anonymous said...

Mason, Rachel is so excited that you are doing well. We are all praying for you and your family! We love you!
Love, The Thomas'

Joanna Wilson said...

what a face! if that's not a cherub then I don't know what is-you go boy!you go

Neldajay said...

Hi, Mason looks wonderful! we will keep on praying for him and your family. God Bless!

Bob and Joan said...

I have been thinking about this little boy as I read of Sir Edmund Hilary's climb to the top of Mt Everest. Will Mason grow up to be a mountain climber? Over Mason's life he has come out of holes, crevices and deep valleys. He knows how to endure. What a trooper! In the beautiful picutre you posted Mason looks tired, but beautiful and triumphant. The book I am reading is called "View from The Summit." Mason has reached a new summit in the last few days.
Yesterday four young missionaries serving in Chennai, India joined us in praying for Mason.

madelyn said...

This picture brought me a smile and a feeling of pure joy! Thank you for allowing me to pray for you and for sharing Mason's journey.

Ryan and Hilary said...

Yeh!!! Great job you little trooper!! I'm still holding my breath for the results. Praying that it is excellent news. I'm so glad that you get to snuggle, there is nothing better in the entire world than snuggling your babies, no matter how big or small. Sending lots of thoughts and prayers.

Becca said...

Yeah!! That is so exciting to get him extubated with out complications. That is always such a scary time for me. Hopefully all will continue to go upward.

Becca-Ellie's mom

Anonymous said...

YOu have a little fighter on your hands, a sweet little angel. God Bless your family!! Thank for keeping up on your blog, I check it daily!! We pray for you and your family!

Summer said...

Doing a happy jig for your little Mason. This is great his tube is out. Have fun with your cuddles!!

Summer