Well Matthew is still in the zone today. His eyes are fixated on the TV and he hasn't slept in 36 hours. At this point I think he is in frank steroid/medication induced psychosis. Poor little buddy. On the happier note, his two chest tubes came out and that hated right atrial line (who puts a line directly through the wall of a new heart?) I have never seen that before and it came out also. He still has a mediastinal drain in but that should come out later today. We can then pick him up. Not sure that will help anything though. Finally, they said that as soon as his mediastinal drain comes out that he will be transferred out of the ICU. I am sure that they can't wait.
I asked the Dr. about the mental status and he said that he would likely be this way until he gets home to his own bed, his own home, and his own food. Lets pray for a 2 week stay and not a 4 month stay like the last one.