Having learned the lesson Charlie Brown never could (that Lucy was never going to let him kick the football), we try not to get our hopes up every morning that this will be the one where the breathing tube is pulled.  Probably wise, because this morning they decided to sedate Rudy so they could re-install the drain line that came out last night.  Unfortunately they weren’t able to get it in, so they’ll probably have another go at it this afternoon.  So it’ll be another day of seeing if Rudy can hold the line.  His numbers have been good and they didn’t need to scale back the ventilator this time and it’s holding at 16 bpm.  While it’s a bit disappointing to have the progress slowed for another day, it’s certainly better than holding off only to have him go into distress over the weekend and lose several.

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