Elliott woke up on Saturday, the first time in nine days, so they were able to remove the breathing tube. It was still a rough day, since he had a bad staph infection of the blood, was running a fever, and the breathing tube had bruised his vocal chords so he wasn't able to speak. But by Monday things were much better - fever down, able to speak a little, able to move around a little because they swelling had subsided. He was supposed to be out of ICU yesterday, but I haven't heard from my nephew yet.
Thanks, again, for all your prayers. Please keep them coming - the worst is over but there is still a long way to go.