Thanks to Facebook, I have been brought back to a time of 3 years ago...February 1st marks 3 years since Ian got his trache. I have been going back and reading post from this time 3 years ago...it is hard to imagine that we would be where we are now. Many different emotions run through me as I remember everything, some as if it was yesterday others as if it was really 3 years ago. The ups and downs of being in the PICU for so long, Ian being intubated and not knowing if we would be able to extubate. The back and forth to the hospital while doing everything we needed to do for Becca at home. All the while not knowing if Ian would make it or not. We just took it one day at a time.
When we trached, we thought we would get another year or two with Ian. Never 3 plus years. We have been through so much over these years, most good some bad. We always said we wanted quality not quantity for Ian and that we have gotten with the trache. To be where are is truly amazing.
We have no idea how much longer we will get with him. We will continue to look for quality as well as treasure yesterday, dream of tomorrow but live for today with the help of everyone in our village.