Our next hurdle is to successfully extubate Isaac. This was not attempted today as the doctors want to give him a bit more time to recover, strengthen his lungs, & decrease the edema in his vocal chords & pharynx. They will reevaluate his stats & ventilator settings each day to determine when optimal time for extubation will be. Once this is achieved, the focus will turn to successful weaning of all narcotics (fentanyl was weaned today) & then feeding.
Isaac has been more active today, moving his arms & opening his eyes from time to time. What a sweet little boy! He's quite a looker :)