Jaden has been stable for the most part through out the day. They extibated him at 10am (took out the breathing tubes). He did fine after they did this. It is always a hard time because when kids are extibated they try to cry but not much sound comes out. They also have a strange voice which is very soft and hard to understand. Jaden has been wanting water so bad but can not have much. We were giving him little amounts which he got a little sick from and threw up a few times. He also has been having a lot of drainage out of his chest tubes which they don't like the amount so they told us we could only give Jaden 1oz. of water per hour. So I give him half of an oz. every 30 minutes. This has been very hard. He is very groggy and pretty out of it but wants to sit up and then lay right back down. So he is not exactly where they want him to be but over all is fine.
The hospital has Child Family Life Specialist here who work directly with the little patients and their families. So they took pictures of Jaden and some machines he is hooked up to and a few common areas in the hospital and sat down with Ash & Ethan and went through it all and explained how it all works. They asked the kids for questions and worked through some of their feelings. It was very nice for the kids. Ethan was acting all strange through it all because he is struggling so hard with his emotions and understanding of it all. And he still keeps going back to why Jaden's eyes weren't all the way closed while he was sleeping. My poor babies. So tonight the kids went home with grandma (thank you very much) to just get away for the night. She will come back tomorrow late morning with them.
Hopefully tonight Jaden can get some solid rest and tomorrow he won't have such a hard time dealing with it all. He is doing great though and I know you would all be so proud of him and how hard he is working.