Nicholas had a better day today. They weaned his ventilator setting down to 10 breaths per minute. This is the lowest setting they go before the extubate. They put in his orders that if he self extubates (pulls the tube out on his own because he likes to pull on it) to put him on Nasal IMV.
His cultures haven't grown anything so no infection yet. Some bacterias can take up to 5 days to grow so he isn't in the clear yet.
They increased his feeds to 15ml an hour.
He looked comfortable and relaxed. Hopefully he will keep doing good and be off the vent in a few days.