Tube out day? - Aria MacDonald

Tube out day?

The expectation for today is that Aria will be extubated and will be back to breathing entirely on her own. What an exciting prospect!!!

To that end they turned her sedatives off at 6am this morning. So that meant a very early start for me wanting to be here for when she woke up, but thats a small price to pay for our little girl being more alert and on the road to being machine free. Hopefully the extubation starts a process in which more and more of the tubes and devices attached to her can be removed.

We’ll let you know when that tube finally gets taken out and how Aria responds to her new found freedom.

Also you have noticed that our last post was password protected. We have chosen to do this on some of our posts that aren’t directly in relation to Aria’s health and progress. If you would like the password to be able to access these posts, please contact us via the contact form and we will supply this to you. ├é┬áPlease note that we will only use the password on rare occasions.

12 Responses to “Tube out day?”

  1. Christine MacDonald says:

    yeah exciting, Aria will feel so much better with the tube out

  2. Christine MacDonald says:

    yeah exciting, Aria will feel so much better with the tube out

  3. Jen Cato says:

    Yay! Having no tube will be a fantastic feeling for sure! We’re praying everyday for you guys! <3 Gooooo ARIA!!! <3

  4. joyce says:

    Praise God for another step on her journey to recovery.

  5. Fran & Dan says:

    Best news heard all day xxx

  6. Bill & Delwyn Cockrell says:

    Wonderful news. Looking forward to Aria’s report on the proceedings to date.

  7. jen says:

    praying all goes well

  8. Rachelle says:

    What wonderful news! I would expect just having the tube out will make Aria feel better.

  9. Lisa Robertson says:

    Fantastic… Bet there’ll sure be some big smiles when that tube is out! Love to y’all x

  10. Bonnette says:

    Exciting stuff! Much love to you all xx

  11. Viv says:

    Wonder if she’ll be allowed anything by mouth – like some iceblock perhaps, once the tube comes out, her throat may be a bit sore I imagine. Might need to explain the term “iceblock” to Americans – when I came to New Zealand I thought it was literally a block of ice! Delighted to hear about the good, ongoing pregress – one foot in front of the other will get you all there.

  12. Coralie says:

    Thanks Hamish and Anita for explaining the ‘password protect’, I was panicing for a while there, thinking the worst possible scenario. So glade to know that Aria is doing ok, shame about the tube delay but it is best to be sure of a perfect result. Stay positive as you always have.

    Regards Coralie.

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