This morning the doctors extubated Ammon. That is a good sign. They immediately put him on the bi-pap machine and will monitor him throughout the day. He isn't out of the woods yet, but we are hoping the stretching procedure has worked. If the doctors hear any kind of strider breathing, they will go ahead and do the tracheotomy but if he sounds clear, perhaps he will be able to come home as early as Thursday.
Apparently Ammon did a little victory dance with shoulders and arms as soon as the tube was taken out. Jess said he seems to be in good spirits today so we remain hopeful that all this mess will settle down. I don't have any more details than that at this point.