Currently, Garrett is spending about 6-8 hours a day OFF Of his vent. We just hook a small tube and filter up to his trach, and he can roll around and talk with ease. When he naps, and sleeps at night we still have him on his vent. Just working up slow but steady as he tolerates, and we have been floored by the amazing progress he has made.
He rolls EVERYWHERE! He loves to laugh, and makes the cutest noises through his trach. He LOVES Mickey Mouse Clubhouse... and would watch it ALL day long if I let him. Ha ha. He has the sweetest, most easy going personality, and is such a joy to finally have in our home.
We were able to celebrate his 2nd Birthday on Sept. 4! His first birthday at home. And what a fun-filled day that was! We had family over for a "Hot-diggity dog" BBQ, and fun Mickey Mouse Clubhouse games and treats. It was a BIG celebration for a very brave and much deserving little guy. (although he's not so little anymore!)
Here are some fun pictures my brother-in-law took for me of the fun party!
And here is our sweet 2 year old, sitting up tall in his very own Mickey chair. We sure do love you sweet boy!
We would do those months and years in the hospital all over again, to be able to have you in our family.
You are getting stronger daily, and keep surpassing all expectations. Here's to many more Happy Birthdays!