I think these pics sum up our day pretty well…Rudy remains sleepy and calm with the help of some pretty heavy doses of pain meds. He woke up a few times for a quick photo op here and there, would wiggle and squirm uncomfortably for a few minutes and then fall back to sleep. The team has been quite attentive checking in on him regularly. Everyone from Dr. Brian to Dr. Rick to the GI specialists to the peds surgeons have all warned us that the introduction to feeds will be veeeerrrrrryyyyy slow. The process may require a couple of starts and stops and then starts again…it may require going up even more on the vent support before it can be dialed back down, etc. I appreciate the warning and the reminder that such “hiccups” shouldn’t be seen as setbacks but as part of the process. It’s a relief to have this surgery behind us making this next phase of waiting a little easier for now. Once again, Rudy has proven himself a tough nut to crack!!! Thank you for covering him in prayer today…and eveyday!