Nolan is still fantastic. There is now serious talk of trying to get him off CPAP and on to nasal prongs within the next few days. They don't want to push him too hard as they would like him to succeed first try, rather than try to soon and have him regress, and I stand behind that approach 100%. I am fine with things taking a bit longer, I am just done with the setbacks. They are going to start removing his mask a few times a day and see how he reacts. They are also going to closely watch his weight gain and make sure he doesn't burn too many calories trying to breathe on his own.
So all is as well as can be expected in Trousdell-land this Christmas Eve. Fingers and toes crossed that they remain quiet and stable throughout the next few days so we can enjoy the season. As a nurse said to me today, this Christmas is not ideal but it is still their first Christmas and they are definitely a gift. Indeed, they are.