Today is a face mask day as we pray for Leslie’s continued progress after intubation. I wished I could see her smile but it is covered. I look into her big beautiful eyes as I talk to her about how happy we are to see the tube out. The lung doctor came in at 06:45 and Leslie was put on binasal oxygen and at last we could see her mouth. It was around 09:30 when I saw her mouth moving and I got close enough to hear her say, “I want to go home.” I believe it was her telling us goodbye.