This little dude is knocking it out of the park! He even gave us a smile - pretty good Father's day gift I'd say. He only required pain medication once last night and once today so far. You can tell by the pictures he is out of his groggy haze of sedation and looking much more like himself! They are working on getting him off his drips and on to oral medication. He started continuous feeds yesterday and tolerated them, so now we are working on bolus feeds to get back to where we were. He is doing so well, in fact, that the nurse practitioner said if we get off our drips we can probably talk about leaving the ICU and heading to the floor tomorrow! Yippee! I can't even express how much more smooth this recovery is going compared to last time and I am loving it every minute.