He had another great day, Tom tells me all the stuff he has been doing. WOW. He walked around the hall twice. Then he had occupational therapy helping him do some things. He had a session with the speech therapy lady and then he had dialysis. Busy, busy day.
In the end he did 18 hours again, second day in a row. Things are really happening fast now. Tomorrow they will try for 24 hours. Then he can rest and then do another 24 hours. Maybe by the end of the week he will be staying off it all the time.
The doctor has told me that he would stay off from it for about two weeks before they decide to take out the trach and let it heal over. Usually by then we can tell if Will's reserve is built up enough to take over all the breathing. He still needs oxygen but we won't know how much till later. I think with the dialysis taking off so much fluid that it's has gotten so much easier for Will to move and breathe. I'm still learning what all this means so I will let you all know when I figure it out. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them on the comments.