The trach is in - horray! The surgery went fine and he's much happier now that we can read his lips. It's a learning process for all of us as he learns to slow down and clearly move his mouth and we learn how to interpret! As always he has a lot to say, but is quite exhausted as expected.
Especially post surgery, the ICU is insisting that visitors be accompanied by a family member, so if you don't see one of us in the hall (it's hard to miss our camp), please either wait or call us. Thanks.
Many many heartfelt thanks to all of you who have left food (and wine!) for us. We so need, and appreciate, the nourishment.