Yesterday was pretty uneventful again and they did not do much with Travis. They just wanted him to stay stable and sleep and relax. They did remove some of his drip medicine and a couple of sensor machines. He had a pretty good day and great night. He doesn't like it when they have to clear out his chest tubes. He gets beet red and his blood pressure goes through the roof. It is hard to see him in that much pain.
On the good note, today was great so far. He was weaned down to 16 breathes per minute. He was at 24 bpm last night and they typically remove ventilator at 10bpm. They will be removing 2 of the 3 chest tubes at some point as well. They also plan to remove his nitrous, so he will be breathing room air. He is doing a lot of breathing on his own and that is a good sign. He was wide awake for most of the morning. I got to the NICU at 9:00am and he stayed awake until 10:45 and then slept for 45 minutes and woke up at 11:30 until I left him at 12:45. He is just hanging out getting stronger.