Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tracheotomy Surgery

They just completed the Tracheotomy surgery and everything went well. They were able to remove the big tube going through her mouth to her lungs. This will enable her to use her lips a little better for us to read. Dad Townsend thought of a wonderful idea that Tonia just loves. He turned on a laser point pen and we attach it to the side of her head on her head band strap and then she moves her head and uses the laser to point to the letters and words she wants to communicate with us. It works out great and she seems to prefer this over us pointing to the letters.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tonia you are in our EVERY prayer! We Love You!
Jeff and Krista Hutchins

Anonymous said...

Tonia, wanting you to know that loving thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. With Love, Lynn and Kris Syddall and family

Laurie said...

I'm a friend of Rochelle's, and I just wanted to tell you that your family is in our thoughts and prayers as well.

Anonymous said...

Tonia, we love you!!! Please please please let us know if you need anything at all, after all, that's what family's for! Lots of loving thoughts and prayers are being sent your way!!

Kristi, if there is anything that you can think of that we can do to help, just give me a holler!!

love, Jenny, Ky & Crissy

Kristi said...

Tonia I hope you know when we are not there with you, we are thinking and praying for you. We love you so much. We feel so privileged to be your sister. You give us so much strength to become better people. Thank you for the wonderful influence you have been to us. I can't think of a stronger person than you. Just know Tonia, YOU ARE ADORED BY ALL! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for being who you are!
Love Kristi, Terry and the Kiddos

Anonymous said...

Tonia and Ryan are the strongest people I know...but I also know that there is a time to be vulnerable, so Ryan, just so you know we are here for you any time, day or night!!
Love, Cindy and Glenn

Ted said...

Tonia, I am always reminded of you whether camping, fishing or especially skiing and of course,whenever I run I am always trying to catch you. Sis, you are the bestest!

Love, Tammie

p.s. you also rock as a mom!

Anonymous said...

Never Give Up Eccles family!!! You are an inspiration to all.
Love Susan Crockett and family

Anonymous said...

Tonia we are so sorry to hear about your accident. We are thinking of you and praying for you! We Love You! Dave and Tami Searle

Lisa said...

Tonia,
Just want you to know we are thinking of you and we are praying for you! Lisa Bundy and family

Anonymous said...

Ryan&Tonia,we are thinking of you and praying for you every day,you are wounderful people! With love,Shon&Kim Kresie and family

Anonymous said...

Tonia,
I am so thankful that you were in my life. You are such a great sister in law. You have always made me feel so welcome. You have been so good to my kids. I love you so much and I will miss you! It is an honor to have known you! And I love your kids so much!!!!
With much love,
Leah Townsend