Yay! At 11:30 the tube came out! So far everything has been smooth. He looked pretty uncomfortable for a while there (the tube can be irritating), plus they had to turn off his IV pain meds because they can depress the respiratory system. They had to wait a little while to give him anything, but they gave him some fentanyl and versed and he calmed down.
Since then he's been awake nonstop. He's been moving around a lot, making himself comfortable. We had the Fox and the Hound on and he was watching it a little bit. He was really sleepy at first. They gave him these lemon flavored swabs to suck on and he really liked that. He's been talking to us and it is so good to hear his little voice! Now he really wants water, but he can't have any for four to six hours. That makes him mad! His voice is still very soft, so even when he yells he's not very loud. He does have another fever, so we are praying that goes away soon.
DeAnna and Rose here -Andrea had to go back in with Drew as he was asking for her, but she wanted to get this post out to all of you. So she asked us to post some pictures from this morning and the video. She gave us free reign of her blog and we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how amazing Dan and Andrea are! We know you already know this! They are awesome parents, they are so calm during all of this. He is awake and thirsty, moving around a lot and they are so patient and loving and are taking care of his every need. Either Dan or Andrea are now in with him at all times, right now they are both with him. They wont be leaving him alone for a second. One or both of them will be with him at all times from here on out. They are glad that he is awake and talking and are finally able to communicate with him. He has turned a major corner today!!! Praise God!!