When we got to the hospital this morning. We found that Carson had a great night and that his chest is ready to close up. As I am writing this right now, we are in the waiting room at the hospital so they could turn his room into an OR to perform the closure. This process should take about 30-45 minutes.
The closure of his chest will also start the clock on when we can begin removing some of the machines from his room (i.e. - getting him off of sedation, off the respirator, etc.).