Ginny is into her third day off of the ventilator. She likes it just fine. She is still officially on the CPAP, but she's doing what Dr. Baines calls "sprints." She was taken off the CPAP at 3:00 this afternoon and is getting oxygen through nasal cannula. She'll be off the CPAP for a few hours and then we'll put her back on for a while. We just want to see how she tolerates it. So far she's doing great. After some time we'll know if she can stay off the CPAP and just use the cannula for extra oxygen. She even tried to breastfeed a little. She got a few drops of mamma's milk and then fell right asleep and started drooling. Jagermeister does the same thing to me. She didn't actually latch on, but she'll get the hang of it eventually.
So Ginny will stay on her ventilator holiday for a few days - most likely all of next week - until the surgeons feel like she is well enough to have her correction. We really feel like we've come such a long way. We have, really, but Ginny still has a pretty big obstacle to overcome. We'll enjoy her progress for the next week and hope we can stave off any infections that might put her at risk during surgery. Then we'll face the next challenge.