I called the nurse around 4:00 this morning and she said that Jack woke up around 1AM and was done being on the ventialtor. Dr Kaza had called last night and told them to get him off the vent soon, but the Resident wasn't planning to do it until morning. Well, Jack agreed with Dr. Kaza and started pulling on it so they extubated him shortly after he woke up. The nurse gave him some morphine and a binky and he's been resting peacefully ever since.
As soon as he wakes up we are going to try giving him some pedialite, and if he keeps that down then we'll give him a bottle. I bet that will make him a happy camper.
They are also planning to start pulling lines early this afternoon. First his jugular line, then the RA, and finally 2 of the 3 drains. Once those are out we can hold him! Oh I can't wait for a good snuggle with my baby boy. With the lines out, we could even concievably be sent to the 3rd floor. Most likely we'll make the move tomorrow, but tonight is a possibility. It's crazy how much faster things are moving this time.
P.S. His one eye looks a little red, but when I asked the nurse she said he had been rubbing his eyes really hard, so it's self-inflicted.
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