McKay is doing well today and is comfortably resting after surgery. Today the doctors and nurses are playing with his ventilator trying to reduce the work that it is doing for him. The goal is to get him to breathe all on his own, but for now he seems content to take baby steps toward that goal. This means that he has taught the doctors to slowly, scale back his ventilator. He does not like any sudden changes.
He is becoming more and more responsive to touch (as the morphine fog lifts), but has still not opened his eyes. The plan is to try to get him off the ventilator as soon as possible. After that is accomplished, we can move on to the next step, eating.