Anyone that sits in with a group of teachers knows we are the worst listeners. So here I sit by Lincoln's bedside, holding his hand & comforting him when he cries. And it seems to be helping. If I try to let It go, he holds on stronger. Sometimes, Mommy knows best. And I even convinced the nurse to let me give him his pedialite bottle, and he sucked it down like a champ. They won't let him have milk yet because of his sodium levels, and his fluid restriction is still pretty high. We have had two wakeful periods where he just stares at me -the most alert he has been since Monday morning before his first surgery. Hoping, and praying.