Here's Mom & Dad enjoying the gift with Ammon.
In this photo Ammon's joy shows because he discovered that he can talk!!! The doctors changed to a different trach tube hoping the new one would allow him to talk. During the day when they tried to help him, Ammon couldn't get a single sound out. While I was there, he found out that he could actually talk and the first thing he said was "Mommy, I love you!" We were all jumping up and down for joy. Ammon needs to have a voice. He has a lot to tell the world and a lot to teach us.
He still has a significant bacterial infection in his blood and so that may keep him in the hospital longer than we would like. It has improved a lot today. Jim and I have about 28 hours of training that we have to complete before we can bring him home. We did our first 2 hours tonight and will hopefully finish by Saturday night. They have told Ammon that he may be able to go home as early as Monday. He is also fighting an ear infection and may need a different antibiotic to clear it up. All in all, there is great hope for a return home and for a smoother road for this young man.
I felt like Christmas came early today with the wonderful quilt and with Ammon being able to speak again.