4: 37 a.m. Matthew is still off of the ventilator and doing very well with it. His first discernible words post op were "Covers off!" He later shared with me around 3:30 this morning, "I feel better." Little bits of the precious Matthew that I know and love are peeking through already. I am so excited to see what today holds for my son! I'm also rather a bit excited about the prospect of a nap too! 10:08 a.m. Matthew has been taking juice and milk and had a Popsicle. Still hoping for some of the lines to be removed today. According to Nikki he's doing really well!