Day 5: Friday, October 7th.

Miriam went to the hospital this morning while I stayed at the apartment to get some work done.

At 10:30 this morning, Emma’s ventilator tube was removed. She apparently didn’t feel like breathing directly afterwards, so they gave her some medicine, and she’s now doing fine.

Now that she has the tube out, she can make noises, but Miriam says she’s not crying – just making her little noises. They’re giving her some medicine for her sore throat – that tube must not have been very comfortable.

This is the first step to releasing her from ICU down to a normal room. She’ll still need her chest drainage tubes removed and feeding started before that will happen. Even then, she’ll probably be in the hospital for another week or so.

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