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Monday, November 21, 2011

Early Christmas Gift

Tonight, I had one of the happiest moments since I've been a mother.  

WE GOT TO HEAR PARKER'S LAUGH FOR THE FIRST TIME!!  
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He has a PMV (Passy-Muir Valve) that fits over his trach.  This is what enables people who have trachs to speak out loud.  It's a one-way valve that allows them to breath in through the trach but forces the air out through the vocal cords.  Parker has been unable to tolerate an unmodified PMV until tonight. 

We didn't capture much on video but I hope to get more on tape soon!!  Most of what you hear is Parker but Alexa does laugh as well in the middle and at the end of this segment.

This is the best early Christmas gift I have ever received!!!

2 comments:

  1. What a blessing! This makes me laugh through my tears.

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  2. That is SO sweet and adorable, it brings a huge smile to my face! I'm unable to express how happy I am for this big milestone!

    Tonya

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