Witt is still off the ventilator but every time a blood gas is done there is a discussion of whether or not he should be put back on it! His CO2 remains very high but because some of the other numbers are also high it may not be because he is in respiratory distress but that his body is compensating. I hope I got that right! I may have a better explanation later!!! At any rate, the attending cardiologist will round in about an hour. He will make the call on whether or not Witt goes back on the vent. They did start his feeds this morning which has been stopped when he was extubated. The doctors never wanted to start the feeds in case he needed to be intubated. Finally today Melanie asked them to start the feeds. There is always a chance that feeding him which takes some energy to digest could tip him over the edge but Mel didn't want to keep waiting day after day. Witt is a trooper! I am always amazed at how he manages to play no matter what contraption he is on!!!