Nate is progressing slowly each day. They are hoping to pull out his breathing tube sometime this week. He needs to have strong enough lungs and chest muscles to breathe without assistance before they do. The last thing they want to do is pull the breathing tube and then have to put it back in later.
The infection Nate has been fighting is pretty much gone. He is getting stronger and has started physical therapy. Currenly his physical therapy consists of bending his arms and legs, squeezing a sponge and moving his head. He is able to sit up with assistance for about 10-15 minutes.
As you can imagine, lying in a bed for two weeks without being able to talk can be a bit depressing. He enjoys receiving cards and well wishes, especially funny ones.