His little chest had to stay open for two days before they could sew it back up. The next step was to get him off the ventilator. 48 hours later they tried to excabate him and was not successful. So that day we took a step backward. I guess he just wasn't ready to breath on his own yet. About a week later they transferred him back to the N.I.C.U. They told us he no longer had a heart issue, his heart was doing fine, it was now more of a respiratory issue. He was sent back to the N.I.C.U for two days and finally we were able to excabate him successfully. So now the only tube he had was the feeding tube in the nose!