Happy Dance

The tube is out! Oh happy day! He is still on oxygen for the time being, but the breathing tube being out is major progress and he is a lot more comfortable.

So far today he has been communicating clearly. He saw one of his lung transplant docs through the window of his ICU room today and pointed at her. She pointed back and then did a happy dance. Things are good.

White blood cell count is down significantly. Thumbs up to that. Kidneys still suck, but it will take time to know how they will function (or not) in the long term.

When his lung transplant doc came in to talk to him, he had a smile on his face so wide I thought he might burst. It’s good to have my baby back.


13 thoughts on “Happy Dance

  1. Marilynn February 17, 2011 / 11:35 am

    The best news ever. I’m so happy that you got your baby back!! Hopefully everything will be smooth sailing for the rest of his recovery. Give my love to all.

    Auntie Marilynn

  2. Leeah February 17, 2011 / 12:00 pm

    I am so happy! Tell Joey I love him and give him a great big kiss from me….I love you too Kirstin…and mom and everyone….just full of love right now!

  3. Kimberly Burge February 17, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Had to go put on a bra for this happy dance!!

  4. travis February 17, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Awesome, we look forward to seeing you guys with a much healthier ‘Jo Jo’!

  5. brookpowell February 17, 2011 / 1:03 pm

    Yesssssssss!!! He’s the toughest son of a…. I’ve ever met. No offence aunty Rene. 🙂 Love you all and look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

  6. Barb February 17, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    Go Joey Go! Dance all you want having your baby back is so great to hear. Guess I best get the trifle happening soon! Sending lots of hugs your way.

  7. Brandy February 17, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    Fantastic news! I’m doing the happy kidney dance now – here’s hoping!

    Enjoy your time together!

  8. kevin February 17, 2011 / 5:18 pm


  9. Duane Schultz February 17, 2011 / 5:21 pm

    Amen Sister! Tell Joe the three of us got a date with Bob Seger! He’s starting to tour, so get recuperating Joe, and it should time out perfect!

  10. margand1 February 17, 2011 / 7:31 pm

    Hip Hip Hooray, Dancing in the street

  11. Ryan and Megan February 17, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    Lotsa toe tapping & dancing going on here in the T-Dot for you two!!

  12. Connie February 17, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    Awesome news!!!!! It just keeps getting better and better! And that’s the way it should be. Keep it up you two, and you’ll be home in no time at all (we have our fingers crossed for that, anyway). You’ve seen enough of hospital walls over the last couple of years I’d say. However, we’re grateful to those hospitals and the remarkable doctors and staff who have taken such good care of Joey. It’s really amazing what they have done for an amazing guy! And his wife, their family, and friends. Just awesome!
    Auntie Connie

  13. Kim February 17, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    Fabulous news Kirstin & Joey!,,,, I’m happy dancing!!
    hugs Kim

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