I was even able to catch a cute pic of him being happy and laughing at me:
We had an opportunity to snap a few pics of Bodie's first day home from the hospital (while my in-laws were still here - YAY!):
And finally, Mr. Townes has had a ROUGH week. The good news is that, after an unsuccessful extubation Saturday followed by a reintubation Monday, his extubation yesterday appears to have been successful! But there is still a little lung deflation, he's starting to sound "junky" (common post-extubation, but it's hard to cough it out when you're really weak) and his chest tube drainage is still more than they'd like it to be, so he could definitely use some prayers for that. Now, the big issue - SEDATION. They are still working on this, but thanks to the super diligent work of his amazing mom Sara, it appears very likely that all of the craziness they've seen over the past 10 days has been due to drug withdrawal (he is on some VERY heavy duty drugs), so they're now trying to strategically wean him down on the drugs to see where he's really at. PLEASE PRAY that the weaning goes well and they discover that there is no brain damage or lasting effects of all of the drugs he has been on. Please also pray for his dad Aaron and his mom Sara, who is 7 months pregnant! Please pray that she is able to rest some and sleep some and take care of herself. This whole process of watching her sweet little boy go through some really rough detox is so emotionally draining - I cannot imagine how difficult this has been for both Sara and Aaron. Pray for strength for the both of them - and for sweet Townes, whose body has been through A LOT in the last 10 days and is pretty weak. If you'd like to stay abreast of Townes's situation, his Care Page site is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/townsendhale.