Graham was extubated late last night following his latest surgery. The extubation was delayed a bit because x-rays taken in the morning showed that his left lung had an unacceptable level of fluid in it. He also had poor blood gas levels making the extubation too risky. But the G-Man got his act together and the vent tube was removed. Today he is resting comfortably, getting about a 30% level of oxygen through his cannula. He will be weaned down to the 21% (ambient air) level when his numbers dictate. He still has some fluid in his left lung.
Now the focus is to get food into Graham's stomach. Indications are that his digestive system will soon be ready for that magic breast milk.
Graham seems to be back to where he was before his last surgery, with the bonus of no kidney disease and no hypertension.
Hope to return with more good news later.