I was honestly not sure what to expect, I felt like Beckett was doing great, but you just never know what they will actually find when they scope. Beckett finally went back to the OR about 10:30am. My Mom had gone down to the cafeteria to get us some food when the admission lady came to me to complete the admission paperwork. If any dilation or other intervention was needed in Beckett's airway we were going to be admitted to the ICU post surgery. I silently prayed as I signed my name to PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let us not be admitted. No sooner had she walked back to her desk and I looked up to see Dr. Jacobs in the waiting area looking for me. Thankfully he smiled and said everything looked great before he even reached where I was sitting. Maybe a sign that my face revealed what my mind was actually thinking. What a relief. I couldn't believe it. We could go home. Home.
I quickly send a text to my Mom and sat for a moment and realized what this meant. It was OVER. It was finally over. No more trach, medical equipment, surgeries, special care, in home nursing...no more of so much which has made Beckett's life since birth anything but normal. No sir, and tomorrow we were boarding a plan back to Kansas City...trach free. I felt the burn and then blurred vision as tears filled my eyes and streamed down my face. What a feeling... Ryan arrived to the hospital while we were in the PACU recovering. Once Beckett was cleared we drove back to Delaware to Peggy & Dave's and started packing for our flight the next day.
|Waiting in the Pre-op room|
|Ready for our walk back to the OR...or at least I was :(|
|Saying good-bye. So thankful for Peggy & Dave opening their home to us and making us feel so welcome!|
|All our stuff at the airport...and one sleep little boy|
|Selfies on the plane for entertainment|
We finally arrived home around 8pm and unloaded the car. I started unpacking while Beckett and Ryan played in the basement. Amazing how old toys seems new when you are gone for almost 5-weeks :-) Around 9pm we gave Beckett a bath and he fell asleep in my arms before being placed into bed. That never happens...he was exhausted! We are SO thrilled to be home and are enjoying some down time and relaxing before Dada travels again next week and Beckett and I start on our 2-page to-do list. Life is GREAT!!!