It's been a good day for the Grimsleys. Mom was released from the hospital at noon and has been reunited with her little boy. Kelly and Cara were both able to hold him for about an hour each. He never seemed as peaceful as he was in Mom's arms. We received some very promising news from the attending doctor but are staying cautiously optimistic. Since he is doing so well they are going to be lowering the ventilator with the hope of getting him off of it tomorrow. They have also just started giving him some breast milk through his feeding tube. So he has a full belly and is sleeping soundly. The doctors have said he is doing better than they ever imagined he would. Our attending is hoping to be sending him home instead of toward surgery. We had been told this option was pretty much out of the question but our little man is hanging tough......not surprising......he is a Grimsley!! The next 48 hours will be very telling, he's been traveling down the right path and pray he continues to do so. A few bumps are okay but any detour and immediate surgery options are back on the table. So cautious optimism is our mantra for now. Keep our little guy in your thoughts and prayers; he needs it right now.