Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Goodbye PCMC, Hello Shriners, Part 2

The small window on the bottom right was Ammon's PICU room from Friday to Wednesday. We finally said goodbye to PCMC, hopefully for the last time. He left about 2:20 p.m. Sept. 3, 2008. Here is a photo of Shriners (blue dome building) taken from inside Ammon's PICU window at PCMC. I put this on to show how close the two hospitals are together.
Two new ambulance friends, Chris (left) and Jeremiah.

Still a little nervous about this ride.

Unloading at Shriners
Nice and comfy back in the same room and same bed at Shriners.
Ammon left PCMC without oxygen, but had to be put back on after we got here. He still has some rattling in his lungs and that may take a few more days to clear up but overall, he is doing great! He will have a neck collar tomorrow and a soft body brace (don't worry Mrs. Minson and Mrs. Gebert - it's only while he recovers). After that is done, he will be able to begin some sitting for short periods of time. We have no idea how long he will be here - maybe 5 days, maybe 2 weeks. It depends on how well he recovers. He is skinny, skinny, skinny! We will have to fatten him up. He is now on full, regular feeding so we hope we can add a little meat to his skinny frame.
Note the awesome "The Quest" BYU shirt. I promised I'd get him a BYU shirt and it would be the first thing that would fit over his head as a regular shirt that doesn't have to be buttoned up. It drowns him but he is a happy camper. His voice is beginning to come back finally. I can actually hear him without having to put my ear right up to his mouth.
Good progress! There is, indeed, a light at the end of the tunnel.


Complete Bamboo said...

I love your blog. It's quite an amazing story. Looking forward to future updates.

Jess and Jen said...

There's that happy, smiling Ammon! You look great and I LOVE your shirt. It looks so good, I might just have to go get one for me!


Jess and Jen said...

Ammon, I like seeing you with no tube in your mouth! I'm glad that you have no halo. I"m also happy that you're back at Shriners! I love you a lot.


Jess and Jen said...

Man, he goes from ICU to Shriner's the same day. Good for him. What a trooper. (Had enough comments from the Jess and Jen clan?) -Jess

Lisa said...

Hey Ammon You're looking great! We're glad you are doing so well. We hope to see you at home soon!
Love the Hortons

aa7gebert said...

Yeah Ammon, you're on your way!
Can't wait to see you at home!
Think up some more good questions to ask me for our game!
You're almost done!
Love Mrs. Gebert

Mike and Adrianne said...

Alright Ammon! Hurry and get better so you can go home. We love you.

chelsey said...

Yippee!! I'm SO GLAD for you to be out of PCMC. I'm sure you are happy to have the breathing tube out of your mouth and slowly making a great recovery. You must be excited to know that going home won't be too far off now! Keep getting better!

grams said...

Hi Ammon, We just got your blog address from your mom. You look great and we are glad to know you have made it through the surgeries. We will be out the end of Sept and hope to see you soon. Sorry about your Dad's broken rib. Hope it doesn't hurt too much. Love to you from the Flack, Verl & Judy in Nebraska.