Good Evening. Shane had a pretty restful day. Physical therapy came this morning and worked with him a little. He was unable to do any speech therapy with the trach because of the swelling in his throat area. The Doctors told us that it may be a couple of days before they can do his swallow test and let him try talking again. At this time, they do not want him to irritate his throat at all. He was very disappointed that he could not have anything to drink today. He had hoped that today would be the day, so now he is hoping sometime this week. He was moved from the step down unit to a room on a regular floor which means he is making progress. The obstacle with the throat was not anticipated and may possibly hold up his discharge to a rehab facility. The other obstacle could be hurricane Sandy, but so far she has not been to bad. We pray for everyone’s safety with the storm.