Here's a smiling Eric yesterday, one day post-extubation. He slept fairly well last night, and continues to work hard with the physical therapists, aka drill sergeants. I told him he's in boot camp, and it's all about gaining back his strength now. For those of you who know Eric, you can see he's lost a lot of weight -- about 25 pounds this past month. Since he had no fat on him to begin with, that's all muscle loss. Eric is very weak. The doctor says "Calories, calories, calories!" Eric is trying, but he doesn't have much appetite yet. Doc ordered some medicine to increase his appetite, as well as some metabolic steroids to coax back some muscles. A nutritionist just came in to tweak his menu and order healthy foods he likes. Bon appetit!