Micah had a good day today. He looks soooo much better! We had some snuggle time, read some books, watched some Signing Time videos, and played. I saw him laugh (still not enough volume to hear major sounds out of him yet). Mark is with him at the hospital doing overnight duty tonight.
Sweet boy still hasn't cried. I actually wish he would... it might help his lungs get some much-needed exercise. He complains occasionally about the nasal cannula and tries to get it off (note in the photo his arm in a "No-No" so he can't get his hand to his face).
Micah is still on 40% oxygen through his cannula, he is tachypnic (breathes rapidly) and he is still retracting when he breathes (meaning he's working pretty hard). Not sure why this is and whether it's common 48 hours after extubation. I'm hoping he gets an echo in the next couple of days to check his heart function. There is a bit of confusion over the status of leakage in his heart valves when he was first admitted. I'm praying that it's nothing of concern.