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July 22, 2013 at 9:10 PM Leave a comment

It’s been almost a week, and all the medical stuff is practically normal to us now.  Every day there’s the tubes, the wires, the ventilator machine, the IVs and all that – but it’s pretty much the only way we’ve seen her so we’re used to it.  And when you think about it, this is all she’s ever known in her short life so it’s completely and utterly “normal” to her – whatever that word means in this context.

One of the creepiest aspects of this setup is that with a ventilator tube in she’s incapable of making sounds (the tube goes through the vocal cords).  So while she’s being poked and prodded here’s this tiny little kid, red-faced and flailing, mouth wide open and tongue flailing – but not a peep.  She literally doesn’t have a voice, and that’s not cool.

But last night her breathing and blood oxygen had improved to the point that they were able to take out the ventilator, so today we got to hear her cry for the first time.  Yippee!  And boy does she have a set of lungs.  I’m sure it will get old after a bit (especially at 3 am), but for now it’s the best sound we can imagine.

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