Sunday, March 2 – Part Two

Our dear Jackie has been through so much.  I can’t even imagine what it is like to be going through everything he has experienced in one week.  I do know that I would give anything to switch places with him.  Reality is we can’t turn back the hands of time, we can only move forward each day with renewed strength and hope for more baby steps and small victories.

The MRI went well.  It took over two hours to complete and Jackie had to lay flat on his back .  They sedated him a little so that he would remain still in order to get good images.  It is a lot of work for the nurses as he is still on the vent.  They even tested him prior to taking him down to ensure his breathing was ok while laying flat.

I’m glad that is over.  Tomorrow morning at 9:30 he will be getting the procedure done to put in the trach and peg.  Even though he will still be hooked up to the vent, at least he won’t have multiple tubes going down his mouth into his throat.  I’m hoping it will make his recovery easier.

I think I will wait and post after the procedure is over tomorrow morning.  Please send prayers and positive thoughts our way.  Don’t waste your energy on things you cannot change, but focus on the positive impacts you can make within your own lives now.