My mom was extubated sometime this evening after shift change. My sister called a little after 9:30 to give me the good news! I later talked to my Dad - he said she was feeling pretty weak but was able to talk a little bit. She is not in too much pain, they are doing a good job with the pain medicine. I feel much better going to bed tonight knowing that she is free of the breathing tube & the tube that drains her stomach - I can't even imagine how awful it would be to be aware of the tube and unable to do something about it... SO HAPPY she is doing well enough to breathe on her own, yeah! :)
Thank you again to everyone for all of your prayers and support!!!!!!!!