It's funny that you say that "He was trying to die." I always say that. It's my trademark at work.

I find that when it comes to extubation, patients know best. I've had a handful of patients pull their own tube out, and they have never been wrong. He's so much better off without a trach etc, he's well on his way. Recovery will be long, he's decinditioned and grumpy and whiny, but that's how men ALWAYS are. I'm happy for you and your family.

Stay positive