Jack's day went really well. During the past two days he has been weened off two of his blood pressure medications and is doing very well despite the added support. They are trying to get him stronger so that he can breathe on his own and hopefully get a little bigger. He is still swollen on his flanks and abdomen but is showing improvement. We are excited because he is beginning to loosen up around his belly button and show little wrinkles in his skin. His blood pressure has stabilized to the point that they have stopped replacing the fluid that he is losing, this will help reduce the swelling even more. Additionally Jack is no longer on the paralytic medication so he is moving around a little and crying more. It is heartbreaking to watch him cry because the little guy doesn't make a sound. He does all the things little babies do when they cry except you can't hear it. Today Jack taught us that he knows who his mommy is. When he gets upset Sarah is able to soothe him and help him through the suctioning of his airway. It doesn't take long for mom to calm him down, I think she's already won his heart. You all have been so nice with your expressions of love and kindess, we truly are indebted to you. Among the many gifts Jack has received are these airplane mittens our good friends gave him, we thought they were cute enough to merit a picture.