Travis has also got a new appetite. They started him on Pedialyte and he handled that with no problem. They then tried his 26 cal Formula yesterday and he finished his 60cc of formula in less than 2 minutes. That is extremely fast for him, because typically he is a slow eater. The next time they gave him 90cc and he actually downed that bottle faster. He is back on his normal 3 hour feedings and continues to down every bottle to the last drop. His night nurse watched his first feed last night and said "Wow, that was fast." This morning he will start with some solids and that should be fun.
The rest of the plan for today is pretty exciting. They have talked numerous times of moving us to the step down unit (IMU) sometime today. They also plan on removing several things off of his little body today. I was told they should be removing both of his chest tubes, arterial line that is in his right arm, and possibly remove his oxygen cannula. This of course is the plan and as we have learned that nothing happens according to plan.
Hopefully we stay on this course, because it is amazing how fast he is healing and how he is doing. The only disappointing thing so far is that Travis has not flashed his million dollar smile. I think when he starts smiling he will be confused, because I might be crying. We love this little dude.