Ammon is making slow progress. His face is still quite swollen, but it is slowly getting back to its normal size. His lungs are really struggling, however. A doctor told us today that Ammon essentially has one lung because the left one has been crunched in a small space for so long that at this point it isn't very effective and it is much smaller than the right lung. We were really hoping that he would have less trouble with his lungs with this surgery, but the nurse and respiratory therapist have to keep suctioning junk out of the lungs. He is pretty full and they are worried about pneumonia.
Ammon has stopped fighting the suctioning and is quite calm when they do it even though he really hates to have it done. We are realists at this point and know that the breathing tube isn't coming out any time soon. We will continue to hope and pray that it comes out by tomorrow, but we really don't know when he will turn the necessary corner to be free of the tubing.
I will post photos once his face is back to its normal size.