Good news is on the way!
Joaquin's surger went well on Wednesday night, better than what the doctors had anticipated. Originally they had planned on keeping him on the ventilator until Monday and then seeing if he could breathe on his own, but after the surgery they said it would be Saturday (tomorrow) instead. Of course, we don't want to get our hopes up, but the fact that the surgery went well and the doctors are anticipating a faster recovery with respect to breathing on his own is a good sign.
Once they take him off the ventilator, he will still have to be in the hospital a few more days to make sure all is well before going home. So although we aren't in the clear-all phase....we're getting there. Silvana is doing much better as well. It was pure torture for her to see her son so sick.
Please continue to think about these two and keep them in your prayers. There is a long road of recovery ahead of them both, but so far so good. :)