Here is Reed intubated with the ventilator this morning. He was starting all of the breaths on his own so they were not worried about extubating him later today. The thing on his head measures the oxygen level going to his brain. Reed was wide awake from 11-3 today because they took him off of his pain meds so that he would be awake for the extubation. Those puppy dog eyes get ya...that is why he has so many girlfriends!
Reed practicing sitting up. We have to do this often so that he will start the healing process. The poor guy is going to be pretty sore from having his chest cavity opened up. Reed's mom without stress written all over her face :-) He had the sock on his hand because he loves to pull the tubes out of his nose!
I know that he may look bad to a lot of you but he looks a ton better to us!!! You can see some tubes coming out of his right side and they are connected to his heart to drain off excess blood from surgery. He kept looking at the blue tube above him and would not take his eyes off of it. I think he realizes that the University of Kentucky is blue and white and he already loves those colors!
I only put this Kansas hat on Reed while he was asleep so that he does not fall in love with blue and red even though Ryan will try his best! If you notice in this picture he is extubated and breathing on his own!!! Way to go Reed!!!