After a kind of rough night last night (where Bodie scared his nurse by going into a 2 hour SVT that she just couldn't bring him out of), imagine our surprise to walk in this morning, find them rounding on Bodie, and hear them say "we think he's ready to come off the vent today." What?!? That can only be described as an absolute answer to prayer!!! His x-rays had showed such an improvement and his sats and other vitals had been so good that they decided he was ready to be extubated! They took him off the vent at 10am and put him on vapotherm, which is basically a little thing through the nose that gives Bodie oxygen via rapid puffs of moist air to help his lungs inflate. It was a HUGE step forward for Bodie and he did GREAT! (They will slowly wean him down as he's ready from the Vapotherm to a nasal cannula and then completely off oxygen.)
Here are some pics of our sweet little guy without that yucky vent in his nose! And mama got some more cuddle time today, which made her extra happy!