"Check out my extubation celebration bow"...
One down side of being in the hospital is that no exercise takes place and candy is a signature. Hopefully, some new scientific data will show that a bag of Good n Plenty's will keep the Dr. away (apples are over rated :-). It's 10:00am and I've already finished my daily bag of them :-/
Once she's extubated, it will officially signify the beginning of sleepless nights for us (mostly David, since I leave tomorrow). One huge blessing of Grace remaining intubated yesterday is that David and I were able to go to church together last night. The pastor did an amazing job of literally teaching through the whole bible in about an hour! He especially focused on what communion signifies, why it is so special for us to participate in, and the type of heart condition that we should have when taking communion. There wasn't necessarily anything new that he taught us, but it is so amazing how God can make His word so powerful to you that it's as if your hearing it for the first time. I love that! It was a great reminder that while we were disappointed that Grace wasn't extubated yesterday, there was a very good reason for that! God used it for good in that He allowed us to sit under some great teaching and have sort of a date night.
Well... I didn't even have time to publish this post because Grace made it clear that she was ready to be extubated now! They extubated her about 30 minutes ago and she seems to be doing good, so far (praise The Lord). Please, please, please pray that she continues to do well being extubated because this is the time that she is either going to sink or swim. Thank you praying Village!!! There are a number of you that I need to text, facebook message, or e-mail back to thank you so very much for your encouragement and prayers. Until I have a chance to do that, please know that each word that you have taken the time to type has been imprinted on my heart forever! There is something magical that happens when you are lifted up by the body of Christ, so thank you and please don't stop :-).
"Look, no breathing tube..."