Tuesday, July 22, 2008


The breathing tube came out about 11:30 this morning. Ammon's voice is coming back a little at a time. He is quite rattly and we need to keep making him cough, but he will definitely feel better now that he is no longer intubated. That's always a relief.
He just asked me if he could have a chocolate bar as soon as he gets out of the two hospitals. That's a great sign! I told him he could have a chocolate bar as soon as he gets to Shriner's.
They will take the Foley Catheter out (that drains the bladder) today as well and will probably begin some light feeding through his g-tube sometime later today. Each step means great progress. We have reason to be very grateful today.
While we were in the waiting room, we became acquainted with a couple whose son was having open heart surgery. They adopted him when he was 6 years old. He is from China. He is now 11 and he is doing very well. As we talked with them at length yesterday, we discovered that they are the uncle and aunt of Eric Major, David's old mission companion.
I don't know the man's first name but the mom's name is Susan. They are great, friendly people.
I thought David might find this little tidbit interesting.


chelsey said...

Hey! Great step in the right direction! I'm glad the tube is out and you'll get to eat soon Ammon! Keep up the great progress!

Jess and Jen said...

I'm surprised Dad wasn't the one to make the "how do we know you" connection! He seems to have a great knack for that.

Glad Ammon will be able to communicate using his own voice soon. -Jess

Jennifer said...

You all are amazing! I didn't know until Jess brought this up in his blog. I'm so grateful that things are looking up. Love and hugs to your family.

Jeni Potter Scott

Mike and Adrianne said...

Hey, can Ammon have some Frosty's too? Ammon, I hope mom reads all these comments to you because we all love you and want you to know how glad we are that you are making such great progress. I can't imagine having to go through what you are going through. Stay happy!

Keri said...


Kelly said...

My Bright and Shing Star, I have been reading your blog everyday and I am so glad your doing great!
I have kept you and your family in my prayers.
When your ready, you let me know what you would like and I will have it sent up.
How does that sound.
Love and miss ya Mrs Montague

Anonymous said...

Ammon, Chris, Jim, & Family:
Called the house to see how you were all doing. Talked to Gillian, and she informed me of the blogspot. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us. We love you guys and have been praying for Ammon. Cayden, wanted to know what why were praying for Ammon's surgery. We explained to the kids what was taking place and they were all so concerned. They have been so good to remmeber him in family prayer and have asked about him every day. PLEASE let us know if anyone needs anything. We love you and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Ammon, you are one tough cookie! I admire you so much. You have such a strong spirit to carry you through this trial and you are such a good example to us. Love: Kathy Christensen & family

Ammon said...

Thanks to everybody for wishing Ammon well. It definitely raises his spirits.
When I read Adrianne's comments to be happy, he said, "I am happy. Why would she tell me to be happy when I already am?" I said, "Well, just stay happy."
What a kid!

The Coates Family said...

Hi Ammon! It was good to see you yesterday. I used you as an example in my lesson to the Laurels today. We were talking about murmuring and I told them that you haven't complained at all even though you are experiencing something really hard. Kaitlin was in the class too. She is proud of you! So are we!