Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's OUT!!!!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!

Ethan has been extubated! The team came in around 5:00 this afternoon, and by 5:15 he was breathing on his own :) The tubes and machine are gone and he's left with only a nasal canula that's providing a little bit of oxygen. Jeramie and I just spent some time kissing all over his sweet face. I was expecting to walk in and hear that raspy cry, but he is sleeping soundly. We've taken a lot of pictures of his new look, and I'll be sure to get those posted as soon as I can.

THANK YOU for your prayers. God is SO good! Continue to pray hard. The night isn't over yet, and he still has to prove that he can do this; we believe he can! Stay tuned....

19 comments:

traci said...

Praise God! That is awesome. I can't wait to see your pictures.

Jonathan and Meredith Ellis said...

So exciting!! I know it is great to see his face without all that tape in the way. I am so happy for y'all! We will be praying the rest of the day.

Erin said...

Praise the LORD!...such a miracle...always praying for you and look forward to the posts...you are definitely in my and my family's prayers...let me know if i can do anything for you and Jeramie and baby ethan!

Lisa said...

Yay!!!!!!! Ethan rocks! We contine to pray for his little lungs!

Audra said...

Yay! I can only imagine how excited you all are - now maybe Ethan can chill and concentrate on the things he needs to do in order to go HOME!

Anne said...

Yeah! I'm praying for strength for your family. Love, Anne

Genia said...

Praise God! We serve an awesome Lord. We will continue to pray for Baby Ethan and he has a good night and is able to get lots of rest. We also pray you and Jeramie are able to get rest too. Love you much, Austin & Genia

heather said...

OH JOYE THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!! LITTLE ETHAN KNOWS HE HAS TO FIGHT FOR THE WONDERFUL PARENTS HE HAS!! I HAVEN'T MET JARAMIE, BUT IF HE'S MARRIED TO YOU HES GOOD PEOPLE!!!! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS LITTLE ETHAN YEARS TO COME.

HEATHER MURRELL LANE

Jenn said...

This is wonderful news! We are rejoicing with you and will continue to pray that Ethan's lungs get stronger by the minute.

MSP said...

Joye & Jeramie,

I am so excited! I have tears of joy for all of you! Give little Ethan a kiss from Aunt Marion. I love you guys!

Jesse Smith said...

Awesome news! I pray that he has a restful night.

Nichole Hackmann said...

So Excited for you guys! Yay God! We are praying for baby Ethan and I have a team of old Alamance County folks doing the same. We love reading the updates so we know what to pray for each day.

The Chappell Family said...

We couldn't get better news! What a strong little man you all have on your hands...Praise God!

Erin Kala said...

GO Ethan, GO Ethan!! Yea guys! I have been waiting to see what has happened. I'm so excited you got to kiss him all over!

Anonymous said...

This is SO wonderful Joye. I am so happy for you all. Will continue to pray for him to get stronger and stronger every day, so he can come home soon!

Lois Johnson

Kim Smith said...

How awesome!!! God is good all the time and, all the time, God is good! I'll keep praying that Ethan will be able to breathe well on his own. I'm so excited for y'all! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness! We are so happy for you guys to kiss that sweet little boy! Praying for continued recovery!

Michael and Tiffany Armstrong

Diana said...

Hurray for the exit of the tube and all the STUFF that kept you from being able to really kiss on your little man. I am sure you can't get enough of that sweet little face!!!! Praying...

Janet Fuller said...

Should we ever be surprised when God answers our prayers? I prayed specifically as you asked today as I ready your post. I rejoice with you and Jeramie and praise His holy name. Jesus heard and answered the many prayers that continue to be lifted for Ethan, you, and Jeramie. Prais God from whom all blessings flow!!

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