An observation about the mucus... much less output, great news! Unfortunately she'll likely have the trach another 10-14 days.
Consistent with both 2013 and 2014 surgeries, Madi had post operative tachycardia, a greatly increased elevation in her heart-rate. While in the hospital even for a short stroll, her heart-rate would set off the alarms, almost 180 beats per minute which is an astonishing three beats per second. Laying in the hospital bed it would drop in to the 120 range, still really high. Given the increased mobility at home, her heart-rate is slowly becoming more consistent of a 20 year old, vs. 97 year old smoker.
Next steps: she'll meet with doctors in Woodland Hills Monday and Tuesday. They'll likely adjust one of the IV meds based upon a minor side effect.