Yay! Jordan is awake and alert. This is the longest she's been awake, calm and alert since before surgery. She is looking around checking things out. She periodically starts crying (no sound comes out though because of the tube) and get agitated but is mostly okay.
The staff has decided to wait another day to see if her throat swelling goes down before taking the tube out so for now we are status quo. Please pray that she will be calm over the next 24 hours while we wait to take the tube out. I think it will be hard on her because she is off the anti-anxiety medicine and we don't want her back on it. She will be awake and alert but annoyed with the tube down her throat and all the restraints. Pray too that she will sleep most of the night so we don't feel guilty leaving to sleep.
Will post more later.