Saturday, January 16, 2010

you're gonna want to sit down before you read this........ BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ASHER'S TUBE IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i hadn't run a feed through that tube in almost 3 months, because he's eating so much on his own. so much so that, you may remember, he has actually gained weight since the fall. that's right! my little man, who didn't eat by mouth for 2-1/2 years, is eating everything by mouth now!!!!

and taking his meds orally, too!!!!!!

which means that, anymore, the only thing the tube has been good for has been collecting bacteria. boo!!! so this afternoon, after he'd been begging me for days, the tube came out.

for good.

it's all bandaged nicely now, and asher couldn't be more proud of himself. and the other kids are proud of him, too (just ask the cashier at wal-mart! LOL). and me... well, there are no words for how proud i am of asher. he's come a long way. it wasn't so long ago that eating and drinking was just too much for his little heart. and then with the nerve injury, swallowing anything could have killed him. and now look at him!!! growing and thriving and just being a NORMAL BOY!!!!!!!!!!

this is probably the most amazing day asher's had in a VERY long time. :) it just shows how absolutely miraculous this boy truly is. and now, how absolutely normal he is.

4 comments:

ChristophersHeart said...

Wow Heather! This is truly amazing! How wonderful for Asher and for you! I didn't realize he'd been doing that awesome with feeds and meds! I can't even imagine! I am super super proud of him too, knowing full well how much he overcame to get to that point! Was it hard to convince GI to let you take out the MIC-key? Lemme know how it heals....WOW, WOW WOW!! Tell Superman we're super proud of him too! and give him a huge hug from us! <3 A tube free life....awesome!!!

Greenwaves said...

That is wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you guys that Asher is tube free!!!
I can't even imagine being tube free right now with A...lol

Steph said...

Congratulations! This is fantastic news.

Sherri said...

That is so exciting!!! Congrats!