We thought Rudy’s rig was worth documenting as it is quite impressive…Rolf can fill you in on each and every monitor and drip…all I can seem to focus on is the little monkey in the middle of it all. No new major developments this morning, but we are a bit weary with the waiting. The doctors do not see any cause for additional concern, but feel that Rudy needs to get stronger in order to make progress on the ventilator. It seems they’ve made two attempts at progressively scaling back the ventilator this week, but he’s struggled to keep up. So now they’re taking things at a much, much slower pace. He is taking nutrition well, so hopefully this will allow him to get stronger and we would appreciate your prayers to this end. Please pray that he would continue to make steady progress toward breathing on his own so we can get that tube out of his throat. Yesterday he did seem to get pretty upset at times and that’s tough to watch–a full-on baby tantrum with red face and flailing arms and legs, but not a sound coming out. I imagine we won’t be that bothered by the crying noise when it comes.