Monday, day fifteen in the ICU trauma unit. Doctors came in this morning and changed the sponge in the wound vac and looked at incision. I was actually able to see it. They have left the incision open and by inserting the sponge and running the wound vac it is helping his incision to close. Doctors thought it looked good. After they left the next team walked in and did a tracheotomy. It is great to see Shane without the tubes in his mouth. He had anesthesia for that surgery and is currently resting comfortably. The plan is to slowly bring down a lot of the medications that he is on and have him wake up and be calm. Praying that this can be accomplished.