Eh, two steps forward, one step back again. But as one commenter wrote---it's still one step forward.
They weren't able to lower the volume enough yesterday to do another SBT, so the trach is in. He's holding steady at 50% oxygen on the general vent.
The docs are going to work on lowering his sedation during the next couple of days so that he'll be more conscious and hopefully able to communicate. Soon a physical therapist is going to come in and assess his condition.
His feet are still moving constantly. Up and down. Up and down. I think he's crossed the state line and is somewhere in Nebraska. ;-)
Thanks so much for your continued good thoughts and prayers.