Reed was extubated yesterday morning and taken off the ventilator. This morning the report is that he is doing great, breathing on his own, very comfortable chomping on a pacifier. I think he is hungry. He finally pooped yesterday twice, so they may start to feed him today or tomorrow. These kids have lots of trouble with reflux, so they are building him a custom fit wedge, to keep his head up and make use of gravity during feeds. He is also on a medication to reduce stomach acid.
It's great to be able to see his little mouth and face. He yawns, sneezed, licks and smacks. I put a onsie on him for the first time, and he looks like a real baby boy. Watch out Rylan, I'm in love with another man:) I got to hold him and rock in a chair for an hour and a half yesterday. He fell asleep on me, so peaceful.