Dr. Rick just came in and examined Rudy and when I asked him what he was thinkin’, he replied “I think we should pull the tube”!!! He feels we have a 60-80% chance it will stay out but now’s the time to try. Oh my!!! I’m excited but bummed Rolf and the kids aren’t here. Dr. Robert was here until 12:30am (poor guy) so I don’t think he’s around for the big moment either but we’ll have nurse Gloria and RT Oscar here to cheer him on. I’m going to race down and get some breakfast and we’ll extubate later this morning. Stand by…….