Although he is sedated he just opened his eyes and moved his lips and tongue to feel for the tube that is no longer in his mouth. I can only imagine what a relief that is. Tomorrow he will have a feeding tube put in his belly. On Saturday they plan to turn the ventilator off for a short time to test his ability to breathe on his own. We hope and pray he will be able to breathe on his own. Unfortunately, the doctors do not think he is strong enough to live without the ventilator. They do hope he will be able to breathe well enough to speak through the Trach.
We will continue to pray for him!