Lydia's breathing tube was not removed today after all. They decided it might be best to wait another day or two. The breathing tube gives the nurses an easy conduit for suctioning phlegm and other secretions from her chest from the infection she has.
The boys visit with Lydia yesterday went well. The hospital is so very accomodating. They moved Lydia to a private room for this family time, which lasted about 8 minutes, but that was enough for the boys! James and I were more keenly aware that this was the first time the Herrle5 had been together since May 17. We look forward to more family times when Lydia emerges from her coma. For now, the boys have said they don't need to see her again until her eyes are open.