AND, amazingly enough, this girl also took a pacifier for the first time tonight. She is back up to full feeds and has not spit up once since her breathing tube came out. Her chest tube had zero output today and the pleural effusions are still gone. If they stay gone over the next few days while she is on full feeds, I bet that chest tube will come out! All of her recent progress is very encouraging and I just pray she doesn't throw us anymore curve balls. Thank you for all your continued prayers!! She is taking baby steps in the right direction to getting better.