Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:40 AM, EDTKyle continues to make wonderful progress with his breathing! Yesterday he was able to go three rounds with no ventilator, all for more than 40 minutes at a time! His doctors are very pleased with this. Every day, the goal is to keep him off the vent longer than the day prior. They will continue to monitor his progress and regroup tomorrow, Monday, to determine how much more time they want to keep him to wean completely off the vent. The NRH has criteria that he has to meet in order to transfer him over, so they want to be sure all bases are covered.
He is still being treated for respiratory infection and it looks like there may be a new bacteria growing, so they are taking all precautions with a new antibiotic. He is much more alert, awake and communicati