Travis is stable and is still on course for recovery. They did a exploration of his chest today to see what it looked like and see if it was ready to be closed. Dr. Lamberti thought that things looked good, but wanted to hold off on allow more time for the swelling to go down. He did remove some of the packing in his chest as an intermediate step. Dr. Lamberti is known to be very cautious and does not like to rush things. He also is known for his quotes and sports annodotes. His quote for today was "It doesn't matter if the baby steps take 1 or 2 days, it is the end goal that we are worried about." His final comment as he was walking away was that Travis looks good.
They will continue to monitor basically everything, but specifically his oxygen levels. They will revisit the chest closure tomorrow.
As for now, we are just letting each step take its course. We are not in a rush at all., All we want is him to get better in his own time.