Eric seems to be doing well with his new trach and the button, which plugs the tracheostomy, in place. He says he's somewhat more short of breath at times. The tube in his trachea surely creates resistance to his natural air flow, if you can imagine a straw in your throat 24/7. I hope he does well this week and can get the trach out soon. The other good news is that his blood pressure is lower for the second day in a row.
That's all that's new. Thank you for your prayers for continued healing. Even after Eric no longer needs the trach, we have no idea how long he'll continue to need extra oxygen.